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Ambivalence of Professional Socialization in Social and Educational Professions

Institute of Educational Studies and Cultural Management, University of Debrecen, 4032 Debrecen, Hungary
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Soc. Sci. 2020, 9(8), 147; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9080147
Received: 14 June 2020 / Revised: 31 July 2020 / Accepted: 14 August 2020 / Published: 17 August 2020
The factors that promote successful professional socialization have become a primary focus of study through the expansion of higher education. The structural changes in the labor market of post-socialist countries such as Hungary over the last three decades have presented a challenge to the training areas of social and educational professions. In Hungary, these professions are not very attractive, the degrees have a low profitability, and the working people already face great challenges when looking for a job. Our research question is whether the traditionally theoretical character of higher education is able to keep up with the dynamic changes in the reality of the labor market. By interviewing 20 professionals about their professional experience and career plans, we tried to answer the questions about the low attractiveness and low retention rate of these professions. We compared the careers of bachelor’s graduates with degrees in social work, youth work, and education. The qualitative analysis showed that professionals whose training included more field exercises and supervision were more successful. They had increased their professional and social capital, and these helped them to integrate into the labor market. View Full-Text
Keywords: higher education; helping professions; professional socialization higher education; helping professions; professional socialization
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Pusztai, G.; Csók, C. Ambivalence of Professional Socialization in Social and Educational Professions. Soc. Sci. 2020, 9, 147. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9080147

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Pusztai, Gabriella; Csók, Cintia. 2020. "Ambivalence of Professional Socialization in Social and Educational Professions" Soc. Sci. 9, no. 8: 147. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9080147

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