Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
The purpose of this study is to explore, through semi-structured interviews, public school educators' perspectives on how they interpret and cope/deal with the current high-stakes educational climate. This qualitative study explores how teachers interpret and negotiate top-down mandates and the effects of such mandates on self-efficacy, professional autonomy, and stress. It also investigates what sources of inspiration and/or support perceived by teachers as helpful in cultivating resilience. Semi-structured interviews with seven public elementary school teachers in a Southern California district served as the primary sources of data.
Brooks, Jennifer Nicole, ""Illegitimi non carborundum": Resilience in the face of factory school reform" (2012). Theses Digitization Project. 3945.