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MA Research Proposal - Teacher Burnout

Today I found the summary of my research proposal as a graduate student in the ESOL/Bilingual Master's program at UMBC. I'd like to share it with everyone now.


The short post above was published on May 23, 2009.  Below are more details and an update from March 16, 2015.

I chose this topic based on a list that TESOL used to provide on trending research topics.  I believe they discontinued this list a decade ago.  I haven't checked lately, so they might have revived it, but with the dawn of web 2.0, there are many other ways to do this besides picking up the TESOL Quarterly and other similar journals.

I was happy to have found this PowerPoint slideshow because I lost the original research proposal shortly after graduating from UMBC.  I found it missing from my diskette (remember those?) containing all the papers I wrote for the MA program.  I'm still interested in teacher burnout, but not as much as my current research interests in the professional and cultural learning of English languages, intercultural competence, and multiliteracies.  In the final slide, I noticed a connection between my MA proposal and my PhD dissertation with the cultural learning of English language teachers.  I'm highly interested in how culture shock can contribute to teacher burnout.

I'm happy to discuss teacher burnout with anyone if interest.  Have the main ideas changed much since 2002?

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