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Sokal, Laura; Eblie Trudel, Lesley – McGill Journal of Education, 2022
Over fifty years of research investigating teacher burnout has resulted in a well-accepted model of burnout that involves three dimensions: exhaustion, depersonalization, and loss of accomplishment. Recently, a new cause of teacher attrition has been proposed called "demoralization," on the argument that demoralization is a distinct…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Well Being, Teaching Experience, Teacher Morale
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Sokal, Laura; Kahl, Anna – McGill Journal of Education, 2019
Global increases in mental illness in children and youth have precipitated a wide range of therapies to address this concern. An alternative to this reactive approach is based on models of mental wellness that enhance children's and youths' perceptions of well-being and health. The current project examined the effects of a universal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Wellness
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Sokal, Laura; Barrett, Vern; Appel, Allan; Funk, Anneke; Radawetz, Mykaila – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
One hundred teacher candidates enrolled in a mandatory course on service learning were surveyed pre- and post-course to determine their civic attitudes and willingness to take the service learning course. Quantitative analysis indicated significant growth in civic attitudes in all students, and this growth was not differentially affected by the…
Descriptors: Required Courses, Service Learning, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Sokal, Laura – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
Focus groups were conducted in four school divisions in central Canada in order to determine whether inclusive educators in schools could identify the knowledge base, skills set, and attitudes desirable in new inclusive teachers. Participants failed to identify an essential knowledge base for inclusive educators. Findings indicated that a focus on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Focus Groups, Teacher Characteristics