ERIC Number: ED201168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Stress and Burnout: A Primer for Special Education and Special Services Personnel.
Shaw, Stan F.; And Others
The primer is designed to help promote mental, physical, and emotional health in school personnel and to prevent job burnout, with primary focus on interventions that special education and special services personnel, administrators, and teacher trainers can implement to manage stress and prevent burnout. Nine chapters address the following topics: the problems of stress and burnout for educators, the problem of burnout for special services personnel, assessment of individual and organizational stress, modification of special education policies and procedures, inservice training, management of stress and prevention of burnout, the administrator's role, the role of the special services professional, and strategies for preservice training. A final chapter summarizes each of the nine previous chapters and concludes that on a formal level, schools and colleges of education in cooperation with local school districts should encourage and support major research in the areas of stress management and burnout prevention; and that on the local level both school boards and teacher organizations should carry out informal study projects aimed at investigating what makes a superior teacher superior and what prevents a poor teacher from becoming significantly better. Appended are a paper on analyzing observations of stress conditions, a bibliography, and information on general models of intervention. (SB)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Prevention, Special Education Teachers, Stress Variables, Teacher Education, Teacher Morale
The Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($8.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.