Survey: More Japanese teachers taking time off due to stress

12/22/2005 | Daily Yomiuri (Japan), The

Of the 6,308 Japanese teachers who took extended sick leave last year, 39% did so due to depression or other psychiatric reasons, according to a survey by the Education, Science and Technology Ministry. Veteran educators say many modern teachers feel isolated in the classroom, lack proper disciplinary tools and no longer enjoy parental backing when a conflict with a student arises.

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