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ERIC Number: EJ912104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1463-9491
Persecutory Guilt, Surveillance and Resistance: The Emotional Themes of Early Childhood Educators
Madrid, Samara; Dunn-Kenney, Maylan
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v11 n4 p388-401 2010
This research examines the emotional themes and discourse of emotion of early childhood educators using a post-structuralist theoretical framework of emotion. The data selected and analyzed is taken from 4 two-hour discussion groups that were conducted over an eight-week period with four female early childhood educators. The emotional themes and patterns that emerged from the discussion groups and artifacts, teacher journals, and follow-up interviews were analyzed and then followed with a micro-level analysis. The findings revealed that the three most common emotion words discussed were "stress", "worry", and "frustration", which were linked to surveillance and a discourse around persecutory guilt through institutional and relational systems, fostering implicit resistance among participants. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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