Increases in class size and class mix, a preponderance of students from nontraditional families, lack of student motivation, discipline problems, and the mainstreaming of special needs students in general education classes have contributed to greater demands on teachers in the classroom. As a result of such major changes and demands, teachers are reported to be experiencing higher levels of stress leading to the possibility of burnout.
Brandt, Susie; Burgess, Deana; and Watts, Debra
"Is the Level of Teacher Burnout More Significant Among Elementary Special Education Teachers or Elementary General Education Teachers?,"
The Corinthian: Vol. 1
, Article 3.
Available at: https://kb.gcsu.edu/thecorinthian/vol1/iss1/3