ERIC Number: EJ1036285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Preschool Teacher Well-Being: A Review of the Literature
Hall-Kenyon, Kendra M.; Bullough, Robert V.; MacKay, Kathryn Lake; Marshall, Esther E.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v42 n3 p153-162 May 2014
Much is changing in preschool education. Current reform primarily emphasizes standardized practice, academic outcomes, and accountability. Little attention has been given to how these changes are impacting the well-being of teachers. The purpose of this review is to summarize the current literature on preschool teacher well-being and identify directions for future research. Accordingly, a thorough search of the literature was conducted and 30 articles attending to issues of preschool teacher well-being were identified and analyzed. The literature was found to be deeply fragmented, rather narrow and limited. One conclusion is that more research is needed that attends more broadly to preschool teachers' well-being, including self-efficacy, life satisfaction, financial stability, emotional and physical health, and autonomy.
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Educational Change, Preschool Education, Well Being, Teaching Conditions, Educational Research, Self Efficacy, Life Satisfaction, Physical Health, Mental Health, Professional Autonomy, Preschool Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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