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ERIC Number: EJ868997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1063-5734
Philosophy of Music Education and the Burnout Syndrome: Female Viewpoints on a Male School World
Kertz-Welzel, Alexandra
Philosophy of Music Education Review, v17 n2 p144-161 Fall 2009
Burnout is a risk for many music teachers, particularly the highly successful and effective teachers. Burnout is more than a personal feeling of discomfort or fatigue. It is an attack on professional efficiency and personal integrity. Burnout is affecting male and female music teachers in different ways, because women tend to react to stress in other ways than men and are in a different position in schools, often suffering from the various roles they have both in professional and private life. The school environment, which is often male dominated, output-oriented, and focused on achievement, is sometimes not a good place for a female music educator's creativity, intuition, and search for personal growth. This paper explores ways philosophy of music education can contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of female music teachers' burnout, also offering opportunities for prevention or treatment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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