ERIC Number: ED209812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Disturbed Adolescents on Their Teachers.
Bloom, Robert B.; And Others
Iowa Perspective, v6 n3 Apr 1981
Robert Bloom considers the difficulties faced by teachers of disturbed and disruptive adolescents. He depicts common situations in which the teacher experiences anxiety, is unaware of the personal stress and conflict, and reacts in inappropriate ways. Examples portray such reactions as anger at coworkers, envy of the young, and retreat into professional neutrality. Reactions to Bloom's paper include thoughts by William Morse on the built in tension between adults and adolescents, a review by Michael Piersak of the importance of the adolescent feeling acceptance and security, a discussion of remedies by Virginia Rezmierski, and identification of other obstacles to teaching (such as changing federal, state, and local guidelines) by Ann and Thomas Vorhees. Bloom briefly responds to the reaction papers to conclude the discussion. (CL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Special Education.