ERIC Number: ED422601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Morale. ERIC Digest, Number 120.
Increasingly, many teachers see their roles encompassing not only teaching specific content and mentoring students, but also functioning as front-line social workers. This Digest examines factors that may influence teacher morale and offers suggestions for preserving or restoring morale. Administrative support and leadership, good student behavior, a positive school atmosphere, and teacher autonomy are working conditions associated with higher teacher satisfaction. Parental support and teachers' perceptions of students and student learning are also important influences on teacher morale. (Contains 16 references.) (MLH)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Workload, Job Satisfaction, Principals, Student Behavior, Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Morale, Teaching Conditions, Work Environment
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, 5207 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5207
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.