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ERIC Number: EJ787249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
System Reform and Job Satisfaction of Juvenile Justice Teachers
Houchins, David E.; Shippen, Margaret E.; Jolivette, Kristine
Teacher Education and Special Education, v29 n2 p127-136 Spr 2006
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of five years of system-wide reform on factors associated with the job satisfaction of juvenile justice teachers. Prior to this research, no data were available on the effect of reform on the job satisfaction of this population. A comprehensive survey was administered to teachers who had been in the juvenile justice system since 1998 when reform measures were implemented. Completed surveys were received from 151 of 158 teachers for a response rate of 96%. Overall, juvenile justice teachers reported being satisfied with the results of the system-wide reforms. The greatest areas of dissatisfaction were in the areas of behavior management and increased stress. Future research directions and implications for practice are described. (Contains 3 tables.)
Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Available from: Allen Press, Inc. 810 East 10th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. Tel: 800-627-0629; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia