ERIC Number: ED203628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Support for Parents and Professionals: A Key Issue for the Field of Deaf Education in the 1980's.
Meadow, Kathryn P.
Sources of stress for educators include changing social trends that indicate more and more teachers will be single parents with young children and the tightening economic situation. Deaf educators face the additional stress of slow student progress, antagonism from parents, the existence of additional handicaps in deaf children, increased requirements on teacher time due to federal regulations, and controversies in the field. Teacher stress and burnout can be prevented by building support systems, changing job assignments, recognizing teachers' achievements, granting timeout from the classroom during the day, and enlisting the help of mental health consultants. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kendall School for the Deaf, Washington, DC.