Surviving Internal Politics Within the School: Practical Strategies for Teachers

Surviving Internal Politics Within the School: Practical Strategies for Teachers

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

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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Overview

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:
9781578864751
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
07/26/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Managing School Politics While Maintaining Personal Integrity Chapter 3 It's Those Little Things That Build Up in Schools Chapter 4 Surviving the Teachers Lounge Chapter 5 Dealing with Faculty Meetings Chapter 6 Coping with Professional Jealousy Chapter 7 Avoiding Stagnation: Dealing with the Pressure to Stay with the Group and Not Excel Beyond Chapter 8 Working Effectively and Professionally With the Building Administrator Chapter 9 Maintaining Professional Behavior With Parents Chapter 10 Communicating in a Political Minefield Chapter 11 Dealing with the Dynamics Created by Emotionally Unhealthy Staff Members Chapter 12 Advocacy for Children Versus Job Security Chapter 13 Ways to Open Avenues to Acceptance Chapter 14 Dealing with 'stracism: Yours and Your Colleagues' Chapter 15 Making That Final Decision: Can I Stay, Or Do I need to Move On? Part 16 Conclusion

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