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professionalization

Definitions

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  • n. The act or process of professionalizing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the social process whereby people come to engage in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood

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Examples

  • This assumption has it backwards, because mass professionalization is an oxymoron; a professional class implies a minority of members.

    Wisest Thing I’ve Read Today

  • I’d like to second Jim (#43) and say that over-professionalization is an enormous problem.

    Matthew Yglesias » Newspapers Without Profits

  • Yet professionalization is a pyrrhic victory: We’ve won the battle but lost the war.

    I Killed Literature « Gerry Canavan

  • And the history of liberal arts education suggests that many professors would like to keep it that way-a big part of the debates over general education curricula (here and elsewhere) have to do with the question of "relevance" or "professionalization" - with many defenders of traditional general education programs resisting the call to make their programs more relevant.

    Inside Higher Ed

  • Visit Wired to see the rest of this study, which outlines how technology has lead to the "professionalization" of sex work.

    Sex Workers Turn To Facebook To Recruit Customers

  • This chapter of climate and energy advocacy was marked by an unprecedented "professionalization," with new resources underwriting polling and campaign-style infrastructure that served many important purposes.

    Betsy Taylor: An open letter to all people and organizations working to combat global warming

  • I wonder if part of "professionalization" (that long, unwieldy, and frightening term!) is precisely that -- helping students learn to become scholars in a community of other scholars, less than simply attending conferences and writing articles ...

    Quote of the Day, or, Friday Night Gets Theoretical

  • Nonetheless, he believes that this could be the start of something big -- a kind of professionalization of the M.B.A. akin to what the doctors and the lawyers have, with their oaths, guidelines, professional organizations and ethics bodies.

    Robert Teitelman: On the Matter of the M.B.A. Oath

  • I'm at the panel on the "Evolution and Integration of the Blogosphere" panel, which was originally going to have the word "professionalization" in the title, its moderator Chris Bowers of OpenLeft says.

    YearlKos Liveblogging: On the Evolution of the Blogosphere

  • The in-depth discussion award is going to have to be shared by a whole bunch of acadebloggers for the on-going debate about "professionalization" of grad students.

    Archive 2006-10-01

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