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ERIC Number: ED229369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Teacher Burnout: Assumptions, Myths, and Issues.
Farber, Barry A.
Based primarily on data collected on a sample of nearly 700 public school teachers, a study critically examined several key issues in the field of teacher burnout, coming to the conclusions that: (1) Teacher stress and teacher burnout are distinct and separate concepts; (2) The problem of teacher burnout has reached serious proportions; (3) Teachers are "wornout" rather than burned out; (4) There still remains a significant number of dedicated and committed teachers; (5) A significant factor in the burnout process is the lack of administrative and parental support for teachers; (6) Suburban and urban schools differ in regard to the extent and pattern of teacher burnout; (7) The usual solutions to teacher burnout are doomed to be ineffective; and (8) A full understanding of the consequences of teacher burnout has yet to be realized. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Based on a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Washington, DC, 1982).