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The Status of Teaching as a Profession

  title={The Status of Teaching as a Profession},
  author={Richard M. Ingersoll and Elizabeth Bryant Merrill},
Teachers are often considered the backbone of schools; without them there would be no school. Thus, understanding teachers’ roles is key to understanding the educational system. Discussions of organizations often include information about the roles people occupy within them. One aspect of roles that distinguishes organizations is the type of workers they employ. Professionals have a high degree of control over their work environments, high prestige, and relatively high compensation compared to… 
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