'Bad days don't kill you; they just make you stronger': A case study of early childhood teacher attrition

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    Abstract

    What enables some early childhood educators to sustain their commitment to a career in children's services despite multiple adverse conditions that lead to high rates ofattrition from the field? The case study documented in this article seeks to address this question by identifying influences contributing to the resilience of an Australian earlychildhood educator. The findings highlight the importance of personal qualities, contextual features, and the interplay between the personal and the contextual. I conclude by suggesting that fostering resilience could contribute to efforts to address the escalating staffing shortfall in children's services in Australia and internationally.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)141-154
    Number of pages14
    JournalInternational Journal of Early Years Education
    Volume11
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003

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