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Garwood, Justin D.; Werts, Margaret G.; Varghese, Cheryl; Gosey, Leanne – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
The researchers of this study used a mixed-methods approach to understand issues of rural special education teacher burnout. Results of survey responses (n = 64) and follow-up focus group interviews (n = 12) from rural special education teachers indicated several factors contributing to stress and burnout. Teachers noted that lack of clarity in…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Special Education Teachers, Mixed Methods Research, Teacher Role
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Reiser, Jenson E.; McCarthy, Christopher J. – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2018
This exploratory study evaluated a short-term (6-8 weeks) psychoeducation and support group for teachers focused on stress prevention and mindfulness (labeled SPAM group). A total of 4 groups were implemented in different schools, and evaluation was conducted with quantitative (pre- and post-measures of teacher vulnerability to stress, job…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Prevention, Metacognition, Psychoeducational Methods
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Shaunessy-Dedrick, Elizabeth; Suldo, Shannon M.; Roth, Rachel A.; Fefer, Sarah A. – High School Journal, 2015
In this qualitative study, we investigated 15 successful and 15 struggling high school students, perceived stressors, coping strategies, and intrapersonal and environmental factors that students perceive to influence their success in college-level courses. We found that students' primary sources of stress involved meeting numerous academic demands…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, High School Students, Work Ethic, High Achievement
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Asri, Dahlia Novarianing; Setyosari, Punaji; Hitipeuw, Imanuel; Chusniyah, Tutut – International Education Studies, 2017
Among the main causes of low learning achievement in mathematics learning is a delayed behavior to do tasks, commonly called academic procrastination. The objectives of this research are to describe and to explain the causal factors and consequences of academic procrastination in learning mathematics for junior high school students. This research…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Qualitative Research, Low Achievement
Jeter, Lisa – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Teacher burnout contributes to poor psychological and physical health, absenteeism, early retirement, and leads to inadequate teacher performance with adverse outcomes in student learning and achievement. Effective coping skills have been proposed as possible protectors from the effects of burnout; therefore, examining teachers' coping resources…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Burnout, Coping, Elementary School Teachers
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Klassen, Robert M.; Foster, Rosemary Y.; Rajani, Sukaina; Bowman, Carley – International Journal of Educational Research, 2009
This article presents a mixed methods examination of teachers' job beliefs in the Yukon Territory in northern Canada. In Study 1 we used questionnaires to examine job beliefs for 221 teachers from the Yukon and western Canada. Teachers' self- and collective efficacy and workload stress were lower for Yukon teachers, but levels of overall stress…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Human Geography, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences
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Antoniou, Alexander-Stamatios; Polychroni, Fotini; Kotroni, Christina – International Journal of Special Education, 2009
Few studies explore the specific sources of stress, and the coping strategies applied by teachers of children with special educational needs, particularly in small countries such as Greece. The present study investigated the specific work-related stressors affecting special educational needs teachers in Greece and the coping strategies applied by…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Coping, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
Walzer, Susan; Trower, Cathy – Metropolitan Universities, 2010
The authors present a synthesis and interpretation of trends visible in data from surveys and faculty commentaries regarding pre-tenure stress factors. The findings suggest that some of the pre-tenure stress new faculty report is related to flux in "what the world needs" and to contradictions between traditionally rewarded behaviors and those…
Descriptors: Tenure, Generational Differences, Beginning Teachers, Stress Variables
Beebe, Jay – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The field of special education is facing a shortage of teachers. A shortage of special education teachers is an example of a pressing issue within education. The problem is that teacher attrition rates are among the highest within special education. Many special education teachers are leaving the profession after a few years of teaching for varied…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Qualitative Research, Teacher Attitudes, Interviews
Ages, Valarie D. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Teacher turnover is a costly enterprise for the education profession. Many teachers do not stay in the profession long enough to become experienced in the classroom, which means many students do not have the benefit of learning from an experienced teacher. The conceptual framework of the study was based on Ingersoll's work on teacher turnover.…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Teacher Persistence, Social Change, Data Analysis
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Löfgren, Håkan – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2017
This article investigates preschool teachers' professionalism and professional strategies in relation to narratives about learning in preschool. These are expressed through the teachers' talk about documentation. A policy on increased systematic documentation in preschools has been introduced in Sweden. Preschool teachers were interviewed about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Professionalism
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Eastwood, Kate; Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2010
Worldwide the prevalence of severe and life threatening allergies is rising. In 2007 35% of Victorian schools had students at-risk for anaphylaxis (Office of the Premier), and three children have allegedly died from anaphylaxis in Australian school and early childhood education settings during the last six years alone. Teaching personnel are…
Descriptors: Drug Therapy, Allergy, Teacher Role, Elementary School Teachers
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Lai, Manhong; Du, Ping; Lo, Leslie N. K. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
This study investigates changes to academic work life under recent employment reform in the Chinese Mainland. It employs a mixed-methods research approach, first conducting a survey of 1,770 teachers at nine universities in Mainland China. These nine universities consist of first-tier, second-tier, and ordinary universities. Next, through a…
Descriptors: Employment Practices, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Universities
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Lackey, Lara; Huxhold, Dianna – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
This article reports on the perceptions and experiences of general elementary educators as they engage in a school reform process that requires them to learn and implement an arts infused curriculum intended to raise student achievement on standardized tests in non-arts subjects. This qualitative study reveals not only how one arts-based school…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, Educational Change, Elementary School Teachers
Carreiro, Diane M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Educator evaluation is described in the literature as those systems in place used to supervise educator excellence as well as to maximize and foster teacher capacity. There have been many changes within the last five years in the Massachusetts educator evaluation model, now called the Massachusetts Model System for Educator Evaluation. Once…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, School Districts, Qualitative Research
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