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ERIC Number: ED446049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-28
Pages: 32
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The Emotional Uncertainties of Teaching: A Missing Link in Teacher Education.
Winograd, Ken
The author conducted a self-study of his emotional experience as an elementary teacher. During a sabbatical from a position as an education professor in a teacher education department, he spent 1 year teaching half-time in a first-second-third grade blended classroom. Teacher emotions were located in a larger sociocultural context. The paper examines the experiences of joy, anxiety, embarrassment, and guilt as well as the overall experiences of frustration and emotional management. It concludes that teaching is inherently emotionally stressful work, and much of the stress is contained in the role and social structure of teachers' work. Among a set of recommendations, the paper calls for the explicit study of emotions in teacher education curricula. In addition, it is recommended that teacher education programs teach political advocacy skills so teachers can more effectively influence policy decisions that affect the quality of their work lives. (Contains 26 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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