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ERIC Number: EJ1002301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
A Decade of Dedication: Giving, Giving, Giving...And Giving up Teaching
Mulholland, Judith; Wallace, John
Canadian Journal of Education, v35 n4 p225-251 2012
In this paper, we explore the circumstances leading to an elementary teacher's decision to leave the profession. We analyse her accounts of eleven years of teaching using a storyline technique and a framework provided by the five aspects of teacher self-understandings (Kelchtermans, 2009). We also analyse the interplay between vulnerability, micro-political literacy and self-understanding. We suggest that particular types of perception can predispose teachers to high levels of vulnerability. We suggest that teachers need to consider reaching an understanding of their personal giving capacity in teaching contexts in order to manage vulnerability and negative impact of self-understanding.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia