ERIC Number: EJ861364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Making of a Weak Teacher: A Preposterous Notion about the Role of Administrators in Crafting an Unsupportive Work Environment
Gruenert, Steve W.; McDaniel, Terry M.
School Administrator, v66 n10 p30-33 Nov 2009
It would be difficult to imagine any first-year teacher had aspirations of becoming a weak teacher. Most individuals hired as teachers have the ability to do a good job and want to do a good job. So how is it that some become ineffective? The authors contend that school leaders make them that way. Consider this preposterous notion: School leaders do everything in their power to craft a work environment so unsupportive to turn effective teachers into struggling, frustrated employees. The authors see it happening in schools. In this article, the authors propose and present an experiment that could prove their claim.
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Professional Development, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teaching (Occupation), Instructional Leadership, Principals, Teaching Conditions
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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