This groundbreaking book exposes the various manifestations and effects of abuse and offers practical solutions for its prevention and correction....
|Title||:||Breaking the Silence: Overcoming the Problem of Principal Mistreatment of Teachers|
|Number of Pages||:||208 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Breaking the Silence: Overcoming the Problem of Principal Mistreatment of Teachers Reviews
This book reveals and analyzes the results of a very large study of teachers who have experienced mistreatment at the hands of school administrators, namely principals. Its authors (Joseph and Jo Blase) are respected educational researchers who have written several books on educational leadership. Many of the stories contained in the book were sad and frustrating. The area of workplace bullying is just starting to be explored and anyone who has faced an unpleasant boss will find the stories familiar. In an age where everyone seems to have an idea about educational reform and how to improve schools, this is an important topic. The turn-over rate for teachers is extremely high. Schools need every tool in the box to be able to retain good teachers. Supportive and visionary administrations are a crucial part of this success plan - and yet are rarely mentioned in reform plans. Teacher testing, raising licensing requirements, tracking teachers' performance through student achievement are all on the table. Teachers are portrayed by some in the media as slackers, in it for the long vacations. Rarely is school leadership cited as an important factor in school success. This book is an eye opening look at the crucial relationship - and how for many teachers, it's just not working.I didn't give 5 stars because I wished there were more solutions proposed by the authors. What can we - as individual teachers, as school communities, and as a society - do to create workplaces where employees are treated with dignity and respect? A worthwhile, though heartbreaking, read for sure. Anyone who cares about education will take something valuable away from this book.