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ERIC Number: EJ921748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1364-436X
Benefits of Teacher "Connections" in Stressful Educational Settings
Stanley, A. Quinn
International Journal of Children's Spirituality, v16 n1 p47-58 2011
Findings from this investigation suggest that spirituality is a vital component for teacher and student success in high stress educational settings. The study investigated how experienced teachers of violent students maintained teacher efficacy through stress management in four schools in one state within the USA. Most educators consider working with these pupils very challenging, which has resulted in a shortage of experienced educators willing to teach this population. Yet some teachers maintain their effectiveness teaching these challenging students. Within this study, spirituality helped them to maintain efficacy through anxiety reduction and by functioning as a "tool" to connect with students. Some specific methods included Bible reading, meditation, prayer, Pantheism and martial arts. This study relates to the growing body of literature that indicates that spirituality benefits humans physically, psychologically and sociologically. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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