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ERIC Number: EJ1069628
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Early Childhood Teachers' Sustainment in the Classroom
Kilgallon, Pam; Maloney, Carmel; Lock, Graeme
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v33 n2 Article 3 May 2008
This paper describes an investigation of Australian early childhood teachers' sustainment in their profession, focussing on those factors which enhance professional commitment, job satisfaction and occupational motivation. Utilizing qualitative methodology this study also identified key factors early childhood teachers consider crucial to sustaining engagement in teaching, while coping with the daily demands of their work and the implementation of mandated educational change. In particular, this study found early childhood teachers' students, work colleagues, educational setting and attitudes, beliefs and pedagogical practice contributed to their sustainment, as did their ability to maintain personal well-being and a life-work balance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A