ERIC Number: EJ917642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Moonlighting: A Harsh Reality for Many Teachers
Parham, Janis N.; Gordon, Stephen P.
Phi Delta Kappan, v92 n5 p47-51 Feb 2011
Half of all teachers might be moonlighting, working at a part-time job in addition to their main job as teachers, and that has consequences for their teaching jobs. Moonlighting interferes with their daily instruction and with their ability to collaborate with other educators. Moonlighting also can contribute to a less positive attitude about teaching. The primary reason teachers give for moonlighting is financial. The poor salary and working conditions, taken together, may drive teachers to temporary periods of moonlighting followed by a departure from the teaching profession.
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Part Time Employment, Multiple Employment, Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Salaries, Teaching Conditions, Case Studies, Observation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Collaboration, Time, Careers
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