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ERIC Number: EJ828436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1027
Honoring Teachers: A World of Perspectives
Thirumurthy, Vidya; Szecsi, Tunde; Hardin, Belinda J.; Koo, Ramsey D.
Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, v28 n2 p181-198 Apr 2007
This cross-cultural study examines early childhood professionals' perceptions of their social status, working conditions, and public appreciation in seven countries/territories: Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Mexico, Peru, and the United States of America. One hundred eighteen participants, consisting of preschool and elementary school educators, program directors, child psychologists, and professors of early childhood education, responded to six questions through electronic, printed, and face-to-face contacts. The cross-cultural data revealed a high degree of agreement on these professionals' perceptions of their social standing, income, work responsibilities, and public appreciation. Results indicate that participants felt discouraged and underappreciated in their current circumstances and aspired to additional financial and emotional support, as well as greater respect from their governments and society. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Guatemala; Hong Kong; Hungary; India; Mexico; Peru; United States