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ERIC Number: ED474174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Pages: 17
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Pregnancy, Teaching, and Leaving before Year's End.
Abdulrashid, Jamila
This essay highlights one pregnant middle school teacher's experiences with taking a mid-year leave. She used entries from her personal diary to reflect on how she felt about her leave, while her students wrote letters and notes expressing their anxieties about her leaving. The discussion of planning a pregnancy and the stages of pregnancy, along with the many life changes that she experienced, were supported in the literature (e.g., essays, books, and journals). The teacher discovered that many people experienced similar feelings of guilt about leaving students mid-year and that the difficulty in finding an adequate mid-year replacement was not unique to her experience. The essay presents information on mid-year leave, finding a substitute teacher, childcare needs and family leave, separation anxiety among teachers and students, and the impact of the attacks of September 11, 2001. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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