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ERIC Number: ED266091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Identifying and Handling Stress in Secondary Education.
Ireland, Lee Wilson; Ireland, Rayma Reed
The purpose of this study was to determine if stress was one of the major problems facing today's secondary educators. If it were indeed a problem, the causes, the symptoms, and the methods of alleviating stress had to be known in order to prevent an exodus of stressed individuals from teaching. Research was conducted by reviewing relevant literature on stress, books and periodicals written since 1975, especially those written for secondary educators in the public school system. This investigation found stress to be a problem for secondary educators. However, for prevention or management of stress to be effective, educators had to know preventative techniques and how to use them. Some of these techniques could have been provided through school board policies or school district inservice workshops. Teacher support groups were considered a necessity for alleviation of stress and prevention of maladaptive responses through peer contact. Communications, with self and others, was considered the most essential ingredient in successfully dealing with stress. An extensive bibliography concludes the report. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A