Monthly Archives: March 1984


Some Reflections on the Honorable Profession of Teaching

In “Some Reflections on the Honorable Profession of Teaching” (PACE, March 1984), authors Trish Stoddart, David J. Losk, and Charles S. Benson of the University of California, Berkeley explore the teaching profession in California, examining issues of credentialing, compensation, professional structure and career structure. This paper also offers recommendations as to how the State of California could improve the quality of teaching in its schools suggesting change in three main areas: certification, professional training and career structure.