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LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations

Educational work environment

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Teacher Alienation: Reconceptualizing The Educational Work Environment, Jesse Robert Soza Jul 2015

Teacher Alienation: Reconceptualizing The Educational Work Environment, Jesse Robert Soza

LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations

The following dissertation examined the relationship between dissatisfaction found within teacher working conditions and Melvin Seeman's theory of alienation. More specifically, it showed that all forms of teacher dissatisfaction engender feelings of alienation and that the oppressive nature of alienation is the root cause of all the negative consequences associated with teacher dissatisfaction. After an introduction, the literature review presents detailed descriptions of Seeman's theory of alienation, Paulo Freire's theory of empowerment, and the latest information surrounding the issue of teacher dissatisfaction. Next, qualitative narratives from interviews with six teachers about their experiences with dissatisfaction are presented ...