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Advances in Teacher Emotion Research

The Impact on Teachers’ Lives

  • Paul A. Schutz
  • Michalinos Zembylas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Teacher Emotions in the Context of Teaching and Teacher Education

  4. Student and Teacher Involvement

  5. Teachers’ Emotions in Times of Change

  6. Race, Gender and Power Relationships

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 298-298

About this book


Some reports estimate that nearly 50% of teachers entering the profession leave within the first five years (Alliance for Excellent Education 2004; Ingersoll, 2003; Quality Counts 2000). One explanation of why teachers leave the profession so early in their career might be related to the emotional nature of the teaching profession. For example, teaching is an occupation that involves considerable emotional labor. Emotional labor involves the effort, planning, and control teachers need to express organizationally desired emotions during interpersonal transactions. As such, emotional labor has been associated with job dissatisfaction, health symptoms and emotional exhaustion, which are key components of burnout and related to teachers who drop out of the profession. Research into emotional labor in teaching and other aspects of teachers’ emotions is becoming increasingly important not only because of the growing number of teachers leaving the profession, but also because unpleasant classroom emotions have considerable implications for student learning, school climate and the quality of education in general.

Using a variety of different methodological and theoretical approaches, the authors in this edited volume, Advances in Teacher Emotion Research: The Impact on Teachers’ Lives, provide a systematic overview that enriches our understanding of the role of emotions in teachers’ professional lives and work. More specifically, the authors discuss inquiry related to teachers’ emotions in educational reform, teacher identity, student involvement, race/class/gender issues, school administration and inspection, emotional labor, teacher burnout and several other related issues. This volume, then, represents the accumulation of different epistemological and theoretical positions related to inquiry on teachers’ emotions, acknowledging that emotions are core components of teachers’ lives.

 Advances in Teacher Emotion Research takes an eclectic look at teacher emotions, presenting current research from diverse perspectives, thereby making this volume a significant contribution to the field.


Affect in the Classroom Affective Appraisals Emotion Emotional Scaffolding Mentoring Motivation Professional identity Psychology and Teachers Scaffolding Teacher Emotion Teacher Fatigue Teachers and Teaching educational psychology gem519 learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul A. Schutz
    • 1
  • Michalinos Zembylas
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Counseling, EducationalUniversity of Texas, San AntonioSan AntonioU.S.A.
  2. 2.Program of Educational StudiesOpen University of CyprusStrovolosCyprus

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