Veteran Teacher Resilience
July 31, 2020
|Why Do They Stay?
|Lee Brantley Shields (EdD in Education Leadership and Policy Studies ’20) and Carol A. Mullen
|Veteran Teacher Resilience explores why veteran teachers choose to remain in the classroom, making teaching their life’s career. The authors felt compelled to interview veteran teachers to learn about their experiences, how they make meaning of their classrooms and schools, and in particular what can be known about the adversities they face and their resilience. Individual and contextual factors are uncovered that influence veteran teacher’s resiliency and adaptation from veteran teachers’ perspectives and the literature. Induction programs, professional development, and mentoring are also examined for their importance to the interviews and education.