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Teachers coping with change: The stories of two preschool teachers

Kelly, Alison L. & Berthelsen, Donna C. (1997) Teachers coping with change: The stories of two preschool teachers. Australian Research in Early Childhood Education, 1, pp. 62-70.

Abstract

In this paper, the impact of change on two Queensland preschool teachers is reported. Twelve preschool teachers were given opportunities to record and describe their work within their specific teaching context, as well as within the wider contexts of the school campus and the educational and social system. A reflective journal was kept daily over a two-week period and entries frequently identified the influence that mandated educational change had on daily work. The keeping of the reflective journal and a follow-up conversation enabled the creation of teachers' stories about their experiences. In this paper, two of the stories are explored. The stories are illuminating and assist in an understanding of the dimensions and conditions of teachers' work, and of current issues impacting on early childhood education.

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ID Code: 1524
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Note: Alison Kelly is now known as Alison (Ali) Black.
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Keywords: early childhood, teachers' work, preschool teachers, educational change, change
ISSN: 1320-6648
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1997 Monash University Faculty of Education
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 08 Jun 2005
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2010 22:38

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