Graduation Year

2006

Location

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

8-4-2006 9:00 AM

End Date

8-4-2006 10:00 AM

Description

A career in elementary education affords an individual with the opportunity to positively influence the future of children. Due to the nature of the profession and the responsibility it demands, teaching becomes a highly stressful occupation and teachers are at a high risk for burnout. This study identified major causes and means of prevention for teacher burnout. Data was collected from an analysis of current literature, twenty-four teacher surveys, and six personal interviews with teachers from one public elementary school located in Central Illinois. The findings of this study represent a comprehensive collection of the causes and prevention of teacher burnout based on literature, and teachers' personal experiences. Through this research, it is hoped that preservice teachers, teachers, and administrators gain practical knowledge in preventing teacher burnout in their workplace.

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Keeping the Fire Alive: Causes and Means of Prevention for Teacher Burnout

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

A career in elementary education affords an individual with the opportunity to positively influence the future of children. Due to the nature of the profession and the responsibility it demands, teaching becomes a highly stressful occupation and teachers are at a high risk for burnout. This study identified major causes and means of prevention for teacher burnout. Data was collected from an analysis of current literature, twenty-four teacher surveys, and six personal interviews with teachers from one public elementary school located in Central Illinois. The findings of this study represent a comprehensive collection of the causes and prevention of teacher burnout based on literature, and teachers' personal experiences. Through this research, it is hoped that preservice teachers, teachers, and administrators gain practical knowledge in preventing teacher burnout in their workplace.