Professionalism and Procedure

  • Daniela Mercieca
Part of the Studies in Inclusive Education book series (STUIE, volume 13)


Within the last fifty years we have seen, within the UK, the rise of a predominantly professional society; the increase, that is, in the number of occupational groups claiming professional status. The tacit terms of the 1945 settlement were that professional autonomy would be granted in return for publicservice. Within this post 2nd World War era, the public sector professional, espousing the values of professional autonomy and the public service ethic, established a gold standard (Nixon, 2004, p. 29).


Technical Skill Professional Body Professional Autonomy Internal Good Fine Sense 
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