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ERIC Number: EJ918652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Resisting Plateauing: Four Veteran Teachers' Stories
Meister, Denise G.; Ahrens, Patricia
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v27 n4 p770-778 May 2011
This paper describes and interprets the career experiences of four veteran secondary teachers and their ability to resist plateauing. Three areas of veteran teacher research informed this study: career stages, plateauing, and resiliency. In-depth phenomenological interviews were conducted to investigate and depict the meanings these teachers attached to their career experiences. Several factors emerged for each participant's resilience. First, building leaders influenced their enthusiasm and professional growth. Second, positive effects on students' lives affirmed their work. Third, interactions with colleagues promoted growth, and individual support systems helped them bounce back from career frustrations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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