|Published online: March 13, 2014||$US5.00|
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.
|Keywords:||Early Childhood Teachers, Inadequate Time, Health and Well-being|
The International Journal of Adult, Community and Professional Learning, Volume 20, Issue 1, March 2014, pp.73-81. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: March 13, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 626.003KB)).
Lecturer in Early Childhood Education, School of Education, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia