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ERIC Number: ED457979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 26
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"Bad Days Don't Kill You; They Just Make You Stronger": A Case Study of an Early Childhood Educator's Resilience.
Sumsion, Jennifer
This case study used in-depth conversational interviews and careful reading of a professional portfolio to explore the basis of one early childhood educator's resilience. The study uncovered influences contributing to her resilience and enabling her to thrive professionally despite difficult circumstances. These influences are: (1) personal qualities (self insight, leadership skills, risk taking and perseverance, macro perspective, self preservation); (2) contextual features (support network, having a mentor, ongoing professional development opportunities; and (3) interplay between personal qualities and contextual features (teaching as inquiry, teaching as connectedness, appreciation of the "bigger picture"). The findings were consistent with conceptualizations of resilience as a complex and multidimensional phenomena. (Contains 29 references.) (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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