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ERIC Number: EJ770726
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0966-9760
"Bad Days Don't Kill You; They Just Make You Stronger": A Case Study of an Early Childhood Educator's Resilience
Sumsion, Jennifer
International Journal of Early Years Education, v11 n2 p141-154 Jun 2003
What enables some early childhood educators to sustain their commitment to a career in children's services despite multiple adverse conditions that lead to high rates of attrition from the field? The case study documented in this article seeks to address this question by identifying influences contributing to the resilience of an Australian early childhood educator. The findings highlight the importance of personal qualities, contextual features, and the interplay between the personal and the contextual. I conclude by suggesting that fostering resilience could contribute to efforts to address the escalating staffing shortfall in children's services in Australia and internationally.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia