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ERIC Number: EJ913729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
The Impact of National Board Certification on Burnout Levels in Educators
Pucella, Tanya Judd
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v84 n2 p52-58 2011
Teacher retention has become a major issue facing policy makers as our nation's school-age population continues to grow while the teaching workforce continues to decline because of attrition and an aging workforce. Common reasons cited by teachers for leaving the profession can also be linked to burnout. This study examined burnout levels in a specific subset of teachers--those who achieved certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). The potential benefits to teachers who pursue NBPTS certification include professional pride, recognition of outstanding teaching practice, new leadership roles and responsibilities, and higher salaries (Shapiro 1995). Some of these potential rewards seem to address a number of the factors that are related to the onset of burnout, and therefore may not only alleviate burnout but also impact retention rates. The study found that National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) demonstrated significantly lower levels of burnout in two of its three dimensions. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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