ERIC Number: ED424517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Tailoring Treatment Strategies for Different Types of Burnout.
Farber, Barry A.
Issues regarding the nature and impact of the current reform movement in education have somewhat obscured attention to the problem of teacher stress and burnout. The related problems of stress and burnout have not dissipated. Although there is a good selection of descriptive literature, models of treatment are underrepresented. Burnout is distinguished from depression and other possible diagnoses, and three types of burnout are discussed: (1) worn-out teachers; (2) frenetic ("burned-out") teachers; (3) underchallenged teachers. Case study material is presented and possible interventions are discussed in relation to each type of burnout. In conclusion, it is noted that the most effective way of treating burnout is through efforts to change the nature or functioning of the school-that is, to prevent these disorders from occurring by making schools more user-friendly places for teachers as well as children. (EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (106th, San Francisco, CA, August 14-18, 1998).