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Author Tsang, Kwok Kuen, author.

Title Teachers' work and emotions : a sociological analysis / Kwok Kuen Tsang
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Series Routledge series on schools and schooling in Asia
Routledge series on schools and schooling in Asia.
Contents Sociological perspectives of teachers emotional experiences -- Values and goals of teaching -- Power and status, workload, and emotional experiences in teaching -- School administrative system and emotional experiences in teaching -- Structural education reforms and emotional experiences in teaching -- Positive student-related matters and emotional experiences in teaching
Summary Being a teacher is often thought of as an emotionally fulfilling job, with many positive experiences in watching students grow and mature. However, as Tsang's research shows, there are plenty of negative emotional experiences in this line of work as well. Given the recent attention towards mental health and well-being, this book addresses these negative experiences and provides recommendations for dealing with them. Focusing on teachers in Hong Kong, Tsang investigates the social mechanisms that arouse such negative emotional experiences, otherwise known as caam2. He asserts that these feelings are socially constructed, and it is only by understanding the causes and feelings can we begin to improve teachers' emotional well-being and teaching quality. Using a theoretical framework based on a critical review and synthesis of five existing perspectives, including labor process perspective, school administration perspective, emotional labor perspective, social interaction perspective, and teacher identity perspective, Tsang does precisely that, exploring the social process of these emotional experiences and the interplay between teacher agency and social structure. These findings go a long way in ameliorating teacher experiences all over the world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Kwok Kuen Tsang is Associate Professor at College of Educational Administration, Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University, China
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Subject Education -- Social aspects -- China -- Hong Kong
Teachers -- Job stress -- China -- Hong Kong
Teachers -- Mental health -- China -- Hong Kong
Teaching -- Psychological aspects.
EDUCATION / Administration / General
EDUCATION / Educational Psychology
EDUCATION / Organizations & Institutions
EDUCATION / Professional Development
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General
Education -- Social aspects.
Teachers -- Job stress.
Teachers -- Mental health.
Teaching -- Psychological aspects.
China -- Hong Kong.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429437501