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tr.v. pro·fes·sion·al·ized, pro·fes·sion·al·iz·ing, pro·fes·sion·al·iz·es
To make professional.

pro·fes′sion·al·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Noun1.professionalization - the social process whereby people come to engage in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood; "the professionalization of American sports"; "the professionalization of warfare"
social process - a process involved in the formation of groups of persons
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The first section briefly reviews the sociology of professions literature as it concerns professional development or professionalization.
The conference is an interdisciplinary meeting dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in teacher education with the overall objective of enhancing the quality of education through the professionalization of teachers.
Providing Security Training, Education and Professionalization Portal (STEPP) Support Services
The objective is to support the improvement of the quality of education, especially at primary level The program to support local government involves the professionalization of municipal administration and will support development initiatives between local government and civil society.
The modernization of police forces within the framework of democracy: support for the professionalization and training of police officers; and improved cooperation on police information systems and use of technology were the three primary focuses of the gathering.
The agreement, signed in Livorno, is a part of the professionalization of trainers in the field of administrative innovation and technology and, secondly, on university research and the mobility of students, researchers and teachers.
The book chronicles the early history of the secularization and professionalization of social work and examines social workers roles during both world wars, the Depression, and in the era of postwar reconstruction.
The time has come for an impassioned defence of graduate education as education, a process that could begin with a pedagogy of critical professionalization.
We could observe that the professionalization is a process which ensures the survival and development of any society, being the main engine for adaptations imposed by historical changes.
The entire responsibility in the Agency for State Officials will fall on the Minister of Information Society and this does not contribute towards achieving a true de-politicization and professionalization of the administration," Kadriu said.
D'Antonio (Nursing, U of Pennsylvania) discusses the history of nursing in the United States beginning with the professionalization of nursing near the end of the nineteenth century.
Donald Wright, The Professionalization of History in English Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press 2005)