Demoralized

Demoralized Why Teachers Leave the Profession They Love and How They Can Stay

Doris A. Santoro, Foreword by David C. Berliner
cloth, 224 Pages
Pub. Date: February 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-133-4
Price: $60.00

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paper, 224 Pages
Pub. Date: February 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-132-7
Price: $31.00

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Demoralized: Why Teachers Leave the Profession They Love and How They Can Stay offers a timely analysis of professional dissatisfaction that challenges the common explanation of burnout. Featuring the voices of educators, the book offers concrete lessons for practitioners, school leaders, and policy makers on how to think more strategically to retain experienced teachers and make a difference in the lives of students.

Praise

Teachers have a critical ally in Santoro, who argues that understanding demoralization is the first step to reclaiming the vitality of teaching. Today’s teachers are not burnt out; they are separated from their moral motivations—to the detriment of their students and the impoverishment of the profession. — Barbara S. Stengel, associate chair for teacher education, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

Doris Santoro has provided a timely and vital educational intervention. She demonstrates how today’s ‘accountability’ regime undermines the work of dedicated teachers and offers sensible strategies for reversing the damage. Demoralized is imaginatively framed, convincingly argued, and morally serious. I commend it to all who care about teaching and teachers. — David T. Hansen, Weinberg Professor in Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

The stories and resources in Demoralized will resonate with teachers as our profession remains under siege. The teachers featured in this book will inspire and empower readers. — José Vilson, teacher, blogger, and author of This Is Not a Test

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About the Author

Doris A. Santoro is an associate professor of education and chair of the Education Department at Bowdoin College.
 


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