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Blase, Joseph; Blase, Jo – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2006
Although there is some important scholarly work on the problem of workplace mistreatment/abuse, theoretical or empirical work on abusive school principals is nonexistent. Symbolic interactionism was the theoretical structure for the present study. This perspective on social research is founded on three primary assumptions: (1) individuals act…
Descriptors: Teacher Administrator Relationship, Interaction, Principals, Teacher Attitudes
Margolis, Jason; Nagel, Liza – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2006
School change is inevitable. As a human institution, schools are in a constant state of transformation, and individual teachers adapt or provide the impetus for that transformation all the time. The question, then, is not whether there will be change, but what change there will be--a question complicated by the fact that change means different…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Teacher Burnout, Conflict, Educational Change
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Arnstine, Donald – Teacher Education Quarterly, 1984
Courses in educational foundations should be an important part of the education major's program. The dangers of the traditional notions of teacher preparation and involvement of government in regulating professional concerns are discussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Education Courses, Educational Legislation, Educational Quality, Foundations of Education
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Dottin, Erskine S. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 1984
Courses in foundations of education have played an important role in enhancing multicultural perspectives in teacher education at the University of West Florida. The multicultural program used at this university is discussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Education Courses, Educational Objectives, Foundations of Education, Higher Education