Why is professionalism such a controversial subject among educators? Why is there a raging debate about whether some sectors of the education community qualify as professionals? What does professionalism really mean in the education field and, in practical terms, what does all of this mean to you on the front lines?
- Professionalism in Early Childhood Education: Doing Our Best for Young Children by Stephanie Feeney: http://www.amazon.com/Professionalism-Early-Childhood-Education-Children/dp/0137064705/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1326473148&sr=1-1
- Professionalism in Early Childhood Education and Care: International Perspectives, edited by Carmen Dalli and Mathias Urban: http://www.amazon.com/Professionalism-Early-Childhood-Education-Care/dp/0415508924/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1326473148&sr=1-3
- "Professionalism in Early Care and Education" by Rick Caulfield: http://www.springerlink.com/content/1150284223336112/
- "Perceptions of Professionalism Among Individuals in the Child Care Field" by Sue Martin, James Meyer, Robin Caudle Jones, Lavern Nelson, and Ling Ting: http://www.springerlink.com/content/c31229550w177748/