Professionalism: The Golden Years

TitleProfessionalism: The Golden Years
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsLawson, WD
JournalJournal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education & Practice
Date Published2004
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10523928
Keywordscontinuing , education , ENGINEERING , ENGINEERS , ethics , history , licensing , professional , PROFESSIONALISM
AbstractThis paper presents a detailed exposition of professionalism, carefully situated within the social, theoretical, and temporal context of the decades immediately following World War II. This classic conception of professionalism involves three attributes—knowledge, organization, and the ethic of professional service. Such an approach presumes a functionalist view of society specific to the middle years of the Twentieth Century, a time characterized by a high degree of occupational specialization, shared norms and values, stability, and the tendency to maintain equilibrium in the presence of social change.
NotesLawson, William D. 1; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: Deputy Director, National Institute for Engineering Ethics, Murdough Center for Engineering Professionalism, Box 41023, Lubbock, TX 79409-1023; Source Info: Jan2004, Vol. 130 Issue 1, p26; Subject Term: CONTINUING education; Subject Term: ENGINEERING -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: EDUCATION; Subject Term: PROFESSIONALISM; Subject Term: ENGINEERS; Author-Supplied Keyword: Engineering education; Author-Supplied Keyword: Ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: History; Author-Supplied Keyword: Licensing; Author-Supplied Keyword: Professional development; Author-Supplied Keyword: Professional practice; Author-Supplied Keyword: Professional role; Author-Supplied Keyword: Professional societies; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611430 Professional and Management Development Training; NAICS/Industry Codes: 923110 Administration of Education Programs; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611699 All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611710 Educational Support Services; Number of Pages: 11p; Illustrations: 1 Chart; Document Type: Article