Surviving Internal Politics Within the School: Practical Strategies for Teachers

Surviving Internal Politics Within the School: Practical Strategies for Teachers

by Beverley H. Johns, Mary McGrath, Sarup R. Mathur, Mary Z. McGrath
     
 

ISBN-10: 1578864747

ISBN-13: 9781578864744

Pub. Date: 07/27/2006

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

More often, successful and qualified teachers choose to leave the field for various reasons-retirement, personal matters, or burnout. Surviving Internal Politics Within the School: Practical Strategies for Teachers provides advice on surviving the common and problematic situations occurring within the school system. It offers suggestions on how to deal with

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More often, successful and qualified teachers choose to leave the field for various reasons-retirement, personal matters, or burnout. Surviving Internal Politics Within the School: Practical Strategies for Teachers provides advice on surviving the common and problematic situations occurring within the school system. It offers suggestions on how to deal with issues from the administrator's office to the teacher's lounge and from upset parents to jealous colleagues. Based on the authors' 75 years of combined experience, this how-to-guide should be of interest to new and veteran teachers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578864744
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
07/27/2006
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

1Managing school politics and maintaining personal integrity1
2It's those little things that build up in schools21
3Surviving the teachers lounge35
4Dealing with faculty meetings51
5Coping with professional jealousy67
6Avoiding stagnation : dealing with the pressure to stay with the group and not excel81
7Working effectively and professionally with the building administrator95
8Maintaining professional behavior with parents109
9Communicating in a political minefield125
10Dealing with the dynamics created by emotionally unhealthy staff members139
11Advocacy for children versus job security169
12Ways to open avenues to acceptance187
13Dealing with ostracism : yours and your colleagues'201
14Making that final decision : can I stay, or do I need to move on?215

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