ERIC Number: ED454995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
A Phenomenological Case Study of Staff Attrition in Early Childhood Education.
This paper reports on a phenomenological case study that explored the blossoming and wilting of an early childhood educator's career commitment and her eventual decision to leave the field. Spanning a 7-year period, the study employs representation and analysis of metaphors as heuristic tools to illuminate the lived experience of becoming, being, and unbecoming an early childhood educator. The study highlights the need to explore further the interplay between personal, relational, and contextual influences in order to develop a more comprehensive understanding of staff attrition. (Contains 42 references and 8 figures.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Macquarie Univ., North Ryde (Australia).; Australian Research Council.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Seattle, WA, April 10-14, 2001).