Building a sustainable workforce in early childhood education and care: What keeps Australian early childhood teachers working in long day care?
McKinlay, Sharon (2016) Building a sustainable workforce in early childhood education and care: What keeps Australian early childhood teachers working in long day care? Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
The case study research of five early childhood teachers drew upon the theoretical framework of social constructivism to investigate what keeps early childhood teachers working in long day care. Examining the ecology of long day care in light of the national reform agenda for Early Childhood Education and Care, the research identified the individual and contextual factors that enabled and challenged the teachers’ work in long day care. The study contributes empirically-based insights and offers practical strategies to support the recruitment and retention of early childhood teachers in long day care.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)|
|Supervisor:||Irvine, Susan & Farrell, Ann|
|Keywords:||case study, social constructivism, early childhood education and care, Early Childhood Teacher, long day care, workforce|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||13 Sep 2016 00:35|
|Last Modified:||13 Sep 2016 00:35|
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