The First Wave (1953–1961) of the Professionalization Movement in Technical Communication
Abstract:Purpose: To demonstrate that the professionalization of our field is a long-term project that has included achievements as well as setbacks and delays
Methods: Archival research and analysis.
Results: Many of the professionalization issues that we are discussing and pursuing today find their genesis—or at least have antecedents—in the work of the founders of the profession in the 1950s.
Conclusions: Our appraisal of our professionalization gains must be tempered by a certain amount of realism and an awareness of the history of the professionalism movement in technical communication.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 1, 2011
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