'This book is a wonderfully intimate account of the feelings of teachers about their managers, and a useful staff development tool at INSET or for personal reflection.... One of the excellent strands in this book is the end section of each chapter - A Management Perspective: Issues for Consideration - which will provoke much discussion within actual and aspiring management. Taken out of context each is thought- provoking; in context professionality will be challenged. Recommended for those wishing to improve their management skills, and the seriously nosy!' - Education Review
Teacher Morale, Job Satisfaction and Motivation focuses on the much neglected perspective of the 'managed' teacher.
About the Author
Linda Evans was a primary school teacher before her appointment as lecturer in education at Warwick University's Institute of Education. She is co-ordinator of the Institute's Teacher Development Research and Dissemination Unit. She has researched and published widely in the fields of teachers' attitudes to their work, school-based and school-centred initial teacher training, and teaching and learning higher education
Table of Contents
IntroductionPART ONE: CONCEPTS AND CONTEXTSJob SatisfactionMoraleMotivationThe Research DesignPART TWO: TEACHERS' WORKING LIVESA 'Low Morale' School? Rockville County PrimaryVoices Crying in the Wilderness? Dissatisfaction and Unfulfilment amongst 'Extended' ProfessionalsKeeping on Your Toes Job Fulfilment and High Morale through ChallengeKeeping the Job in PerspectiveThe Leadership FactorWhat Makes Teachers Tick? What Makes Teachers Cross? Completing the PicturePART THREE: POLICY IMPLICATIONSGetting the Best out of Teachers Implications for School-Level ManagementThe Wider Picture Addressing Key Policy Issues