1st Edition

Teachers Under Pressure Stress in the Teaching Profession

By Cary Cooper, Cary Cooper, Cheryl Travers Copyright 1996
    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    246 Pages
    by Routledge

    Our education system has undergone a process of enormous and rapid change, and all too often teachers have found that insufficient support has been offered to help them cope with this. As a result, most teachers now find that they experience stress of one sort or another at some point during their careers.
    As a direct reaction to this, the National Association of Schoolmasters and Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) have commissioned a comprehensive study of the issue of teacher stress. This book reports on the findings of that study, and the implications this has not only for teachers, but also for the pupils they teach.
    Cary Cooper and Cheryl Travers' book:
    * helps to identify which teachers are currently at risk of stress
    * explores how teacher's problems vary according to where they work, their grade, whether they are male or female and the age range they teach
    * suggests ways in which the problems of teachers can be helped
    * suggests preventative action to minimise stress and maximise educational experience

    Part 1 Background to the Study of Teacher Stress; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 The Costs and Consequences of Stress Among Teachers; Chapter 3 Sources of Stress in Teaching; Part 2 A Study of Teacher Stress; Chapter 4 Who are the Teachers?; Chapter 5 How Teachers Respond to the Job of Teaching; Chapter 6 Sources of Pressure in the Job of Teaching; Part 3 Recommendations; Chapter 7 What can be Done About Teacher Stress?;


    Cheryl Travers is Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at Loughborough University Business School. She has trained a great number of teachers in stress and time management., Cary Cooper is Professor of Organizational Psychology at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. He has published many books on the subject of stress in the workplace.

    'This book is worth reading. It is comprehensive, nicely organized, and well written.' - International Review of Education