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Nerland, Monika; Karseth, Berit – Journal of Education and Work, 2015
This paper examines how professional associations engage themselves in efforts to develop, regulate and secure knowledge in their respective domains, with special emphasis on standardisation. The general emphasis on science in society brings renewed attention to the knowledge base of professionals, and positions professional bodies as key…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Associations, Knowledge Management, Standards
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Fenwick, Tara; Nerland, Monika; Jensen, Karen – Journal of Education and Work, 2012
Professionals' knowledge and decisions influence all facets of modern life. Some might argue that professionals' learning and work are not terribly different to other vocational practitioners. The authors are among those who accept, first, that professional practice is a particular domain of vocational learning and work, and second, that…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Professional Education, Vocational Education, Learning
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Nerland, Monika; Jensen, Karen – Journal of Education and Work, 2012
Professional practice is embedded in complex dynamics of knowledge that are present within, but reach beyond, local work. Knowledge is generated from a manifold of sources, and further developed and circulated in professional communities as practitioners are confronted with non-routine problems. Drawing on the work of Karin Knorr Cetina and her…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Personnel, Knowledge Level, Nurses
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Karseth, Berit; Nerland, Monika – Journal of Education and Work, 2007
This article explores how contemporary professional associations employ discourses of knowledge as a means of promoting professionalism. By analysing policy documents from the Norwegian associations for teachers, nurses, engineers and accountants, we reveal dominant knowledge discourses and discuss how they serve to position the associations in…
Descriptors: Nurses, Professional Associations, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy