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ERIC Number: EJ828739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
From Surviving to Thriving
Nieto, Sonia
Educational Leadership, v66 n5 p8-13 Feb 2009
Teachers' attitudes, beliefs, values, and dispositions have a powerful influence on why teachers teach and why they remain in the profession in spite of difficult conditions that test their resolve. Conditions at the school and district levels and attitudes and actions on the part of teachers themselves are also crucial. School districts should provide meaningful and engaging programs that respect the intelligence and good will of teachers and help them grow in terms of knowledge, awareness, and practice. Districts should also partner with universities to offer teachers advanced degrees and certifications, and they should promote collaborative learning in their schools. For their part, teachers need to engage in three crucial actions: They need to learn about themselves more deeply, learn about the students they teach, and develop teacher allies.
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Language: English
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