Fostering a Culture of Professionalism in Teacher Preparation Programs
Kim L. Creasy

Professionalism and how it is to be acquired should be a focus of every teacher education program. Despite the significant role professionalism plays, a lack of a universally accepted method of assessing professionalism has been challenging to teacher education programs. This paper examines professionalism and presents characteristics specific to the teaching profession based on Hart and Marshall’s (1992) fundamental characteristics of a profession and the work of Vollmer. Each of these fundamental aspects is addressed as well as the relevancy to fostering a professional culture in teacher education programs.

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