ERIC Number: EJ1115087
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Early Childhood Education Teachers: Life History, Life Course, and the Problem of Family-Work Balance
Bullough, Robert V., Jr.
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v30 n4 p441-455 2016
In contrast to the wider education literature, rather little is known about the lives of early childhood education (ECE) teachers and the impact of those lives on their practice. Drawing on surveys completed by Head Start assistant and lead teachers, teacher lifelines, and interviews, and through the lens of life-course theory, the author portrays the life histories of four teachers. Teachers were selected whose lives represented some of the range of the challenges faced by ECE teachers as they struggle under current institutional, social, and economic conditions in the United States to achieve balance between family and work demands.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Biographies, Family Work Relationship, Interviews, Teacher Background, Profiles, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Institutional Characteristics, Social Influences, Economic Factors, Coping, Preschool Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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