ERIC Number: EJ1290494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021-Feb
Stress, Burnout, and Mental Health among Teachers of Color
Cormier, Christopher J.; Wong, Venus; McGrew, John H.; Ruble, Lisa A.; Worrell, Frank C.
Learning Professional, v42 n1 p54-57, 62 Feb 2021
Teaching in K-12 schools is stressful, as educators know and research documents. Although all teachers experience stress, minoritized teachers of color often experience unique stressors. Common examples include being asked to translate for parents who do not speak English or function as the disciplinarian for students experiencing behavioral challenges. The stressors minoritized teachers of color experience are multilayered and complex, yet there is a dearth of literature on this topic. This article provides a brief overview of stressors and stress-related outcomes, particularly on mental health and burnout, and recommendations for these teachers and the school administrators who support them.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Stress Variables, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Burnout, Mental Health, Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Role, Stress Management, Teacher Responsibility, Preferences, Work Environment, Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
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