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Teacher Burnout: Assumptions, Myths, and Issues


"The emergence of teacher burnout as a troublesome educational issue comes, ironically, at a time when there is renewed interest in making teaching an inviting professional occupation for able and talented people. The recent national reports on education have called for a revitalization and improvement of the teaching profession, suggesting reforms in such areas as salary, preparation, teaching load, decision making, professional standards and accountability, and advancement opportunities. Implicitly, then, these reports recognize that too many teachers have become demoralized or burned out and that this trend has a significant impact on the recruitment, retention, and performance of teachers."

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