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ERIC Number: EJ887258
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1547-1888
Perceived Stress and Use of Coping Strategies as a Response to Rapidly Changing Student Demographics
Lindner, Reinhard W.; Healy, Donald E., Jr.
Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, v7 n2 p74-94 Aug 2004
The authors present findings from an initial information gathering and analysis of a larger Office of Special Education Programs model demonstration project, "Connections to Success." The article is based on an analysis of a teacher survey conducted at four schools in the project's partner district focused on perceived problems, sources of stress, and coping strategies employed by teachers working with students with varying combinations of cultural, learning, and language differences. A total of 157 individuals (64% return rate) responded to the survey. Elementary educators reported greater stress than middle or secondary educators. Administrators reported a lower level of stress as well as greater satisfaction in dealing with problems related to diversity than those (e.g., teachers) who were more directly involved in day-to-day student interaction. (Contains 15 tables.)
Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A