ERIC Number: ED307975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Does Home Hinder Professional Commitment? The Case of Early Education. Research and Information Report.
Seifert, Kelvin; Atkinson, Laura
This study investigated the ways in which: (1) gender affects the balance of home and school life among teachers of young children; and (2) the balance of home and school life affects teachers' notion of professional commitment. Data were gathered through the observation of three experienced kindergarten teachers, one male and two female. Observations were subsequently related to ideas about professionalism from the literature on women and work and on professionalism in teaching. Findings indicated that home affected work and vice versa. Effects were both day-to-day and long-term, with long-term effects being more significant to the teachers. Findings suggested several conclusions about professionalism and the relation of home and work in early childhood education. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Univ., Winnipeg. Dept. of Educational Psychology.
Identifiers - Location: Canada