Understanding and Preventing Teacher Burnout: A Sourcebook of International Research and Practice / Edition 1

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"Burnout" was first investigated in the 1970s as a crisis of overextended and disillusioned social service workers. However, as the nature of these workers' jobs has changed, so has the nature of the syndrome. The current experience of burnout is lived out in a more challenging social context, with social service workers struggling harder for social credibility and job security. For instance, because of greater demands on their time and energy, teachers are being pressed to do more work with fewer resources, while receiving fewer rewards and less recognition of their efforts. The objective of this volume is to provide new perspectives and a deeper understanding of the nature, conditions, and consequences of burnout, most notably in the teaching profession. To do this, the contributors review the most recent research in the field, and describe research and action agendas designed to combat the incidence of burnout in the workplace. Researchers and professionals in the fields of education and social psychology will be particularly interested in what this volume has to offer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521622134
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Series: Jacobs Foundation Series on Adolescence Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors; List of figures; List of tables; Foreword Klaus J. Jacobs; Introduction: burnout and the teaching profession A. Michael Huberman and Roland Vandenberghe; Part I. Teacher Burnout: A Critical Review and Synthesis: 1. The nomological network of teacher burnout: a literature review and empirically validated model Barbara M. Byrne; 2. Stress and burnout in the teaching profession: European studies, issues and research perspectives Bernd Rudow; 3. Teacher stress in a time of reform Mark A. Smylie; 4. Teacher burnout: a critical challenge for leaders of restructuring schools Kenneth A. Leithwood, Teresa Menzies, Doris Jantzi and Jennifer Leithwood; 5. Intensification and stress in teaching Peter Woods; 6. Reframing teacher burnout in the context of school reform and teacher development in the United States Lynne Miller; Part II. Teacher Burnout: Perspectives and Remedies: 7. Inconsequentiality - the key to understanding teacher burnout Barry A. Farber; 8. Turning our schools into a healthier workplace: bridging between professional self-efficacy and professional demands Isaac A. Friedman; 9. Teacher career: between burnout and fading away? Reflections from a narrative and biographical perspective Geert Kelchtermans; 10. A psychosocial interpretation of teacher stress and burnout Willy Lens and Saul Neves de Jesus; 11. Burnout among teachers as a crisis in psychological contracts Michael P. Leiter; 12. Progress in understanding teacher burnout Christina Maslach; 13. Teachers' moral purpose: stress, vulnerability and strength Jennifer Nias; 14. Teacher burnout from a social-cognitive perspective: a theoretical position paper Ralf Schwarzer and Esther Greenglass; 15. Professional identity, school reform and burnout: some reflections on teacher burnout Peter Sleegers; 16. Conflicting mindscapes and the inevitability of stress in teaching Thomas J. Sergiovanni; 17. Do teachers burn out more easily? A comparison of teachers with other social professions on work stress and burnout symptoms Peter de Heus and RĂ©ne F. W. Diekstra; 18. Teacher burnout Patricia Albjerg Graham; Part III. Teacher Burnout: A Research and Intervention Agenda: 19. Teacher burnout: a research agenda Christina Maslach and Michael P. Leiter; 20. Beyond individual burnout: A perspective for improved schools. Guidelines for the prevention of burnout Geert Kelchtermans and Anton Strittmatter; References; Index.
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