Constructs of Professionalism in Civic Practice: Asking People at the Front Line.

Monday, 11 July 2016
Location: Hörsaal 4C G (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
Distributed Paper
Phil HARINGTON, University of Auckland, New Zealand
It is highly plausible that a range of work from voluntary activity to paid employment will be expected to engage in ‘civic practice’. That is to actively enhance community self-reliance, foster capacity building, increase participation, reduce barriers, develop community infrastructure or improving the health of the community, preserve or extend the visibility of arts, culture, and national identity, or empowering the voices of others to strengthen civic society. A range of people working to these ends were interviewed to examine if a construct of professionalism informed what they may construct their occupational identity as that of a professional.