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ERIC Number: ED558015
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1935-3308
Compassion Fatigue as a Theoretical Framework to Help Understand Burnout among Special Education Teachers
Hoffman, Shari; Palladino, John M.; Barnett, Jeffery
Online Submission, Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research v2 n1 p15-22 Fall 2007
Compassion fatigue is a theoretical framework researchers have applied to helping professions other than teaching. The purpose of this report is to propose the use of this theory to better understand the prevalent rates of special education teachers' exit from the profession often labeled as burnout. A qualitative study with six middle school special education teachers makes an argument for greater infusion of this theoretical framework within the academy and among K-12 practitioners. Implications for practice and additional research are presented.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A