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In modern educational Jargon, the discussion topic which occurred ls known as teacher isolation. Teacher isolation in Its simplest form ls not having the time or opportunity to 1 interact with colleagues in order to discuss techniques, problems, solutions. The purpose of this paper ls to explore the existence of teacher Isolation. Although few studies have centered directly on teacher isolation, many reports and studies are linking teacher isolation with problems in education. (Brodinsky, 1984; Driscoll & Shirey, 1985; Gold, 1984; Fimian, 1982; Seidman & Zager, 1986-87). This paper will be concerned with a number of topics related-to teacher isolation. Does teacher isolation exist? How widespread ls it? What causes teacher isolation? What are the effects of teacher isolation? ·' What suggestions are presented in the literature of what can be done to offset the problem of teacher isolation? And, what are the implications of teacher isolation for the school principal?

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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Robert H. Decker


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