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dc.contributor.supervisor Greene, Myrna Jensen, Patricia Barbara University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education 2007-03-28 2007-03-28 1989
dc.description xi, 164 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en
dc.description.abstract An integrated model of teacher burnout is presented as the backdrop to a personal history of one distressed teacher. Using a series of collaborative interviews, Sarah's experiences as a classroom teacher are explored as part of a search for the contributors to her feelings of distress and disatisfaction with teaching. A number of themes are identified which relate to Sarah's life in the classroom, her search for autonomy and proximity, and the diversity of her roles within the bureaucracy of the school and the network of her family. Sarah has developed an inventory of coping resources compatible with her values, goals, commitments and personal style. She includes problem-focused, emotion-focused, and preventive strategies. As the study progressed, we came to believe that the fundamental stressors in Sarah's life have arisen out of the fact that she is a woman, doing a woman's work of teaching and nurturing a family, and experiencing all of the expected and unique stressors that are a part of that experience. The complex role of women in teaching is discussed, and the suggestion is made that the nature of schooling would change if women had greater access to decision-making levels within their profession. Suggestions are also made regarding inservice and preservice training for teachers in order to increase their coping resources. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, AB : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 1989 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en
dc.subject Teachers -- Job stress en
dc.subject Teachers -- Psychology en
dc.subject Burn out (Psychology) en
dc.subject Women teachers -- Psychology en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.title Stress and distress in teaching : one teacher's story en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Education Masters

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