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Early childhood teachers' perceptions of teaching: Time, work and well-being


Yost, H and Boardman, M, Early childhood teachers' perceptions of teaching: Time, work and well-being, The International journal of adult, community and professional learning, 20, (1) pp. 73-80. ISSN 2328-6318 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Over the past decade the pressures surrounding increased workload, and insufficient time to complete responsibilities associated with teaching, have led to an increase in teacher health related issues. Questionnaire and interviews were used by Yost (2012) to examine Tasmanian early childhood (EC ) teachers’ perceptions of teaching in Department of Education (DoE) classrooms, in Australia. This article presents one aspect of that study specifically EC teachers’ perceptions of having a lack of time, the affects this had upon them their work, and more broadly the implications for the teaching profession. Lastly, possible strategies which may alleviate the issues teachers reported are discussed.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Early childhood teachers, inadequate time, health and well-being
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Teacher education and professional development of educators
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Yost, H (Mrs Helen Yost)
UTAS Author:Boardman, M (Dr Margot Boardman)
ID Code:95693
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-10-07
Last Modified:2018-04-05
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