Editorial by Series Editors; David Aspin and Judith Chapman.- Introduction; Lesley Scanlon.- `Becoming' a Professional ; Lesley Scanlon.- Becoming as an Appropriate Metaphor for Understanding Professional Learning; Paul Hager and Phil Hodkinson.- Learning To Be - At Work; David Beckett.- Higher Education and Becoming a Professional; Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren.- Becoming Authentic Professionals: Learning for Authenticity; Thuy T Vu and Gloria Dall'Alba.- White Coats, Handmaidens and Warrior Chiefs - the Role of Filmic Representations in Becoming a Professional; Lesley Scanlon.- Becoming a Medical Professional; Alan Bleakley.- Professional Practice and Doctoral Education - Becoming a Researcher; Alison Lee.- Becoming a Professional Doctor; Kirsty Foster.- Becoming a Professional Nurse; Jane Davey and Sandie Bredemeyer.- Teacher Professional Becoming - A Practice-based, Actor-network Theory Perspective; Dianne Mulcahy.- And the Conclusion for Now is ...?; Lesley Scanlon.- Biographies.- Index.
From the reviews:"This book has effectively brought together a multidisciplinary menu of scholarly work based on a different theoretical perspective, a range of professions and in different contexts of work and study. ... this book provides one of the latest additions to an already increasingly well-stocked shelf of publications dealing with professionalism and lifelong learning, particularly from northern perspectives. This book would work well in seminary and graduate school courses on professional development that address issues of professionalism and lifelong learning." (Norzaini Azman, Higher Education, Vol. 64, 2012)