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“I am not a babysitter”: a case study of five Chinese mainland early childhood teachers’ identity
Zhang,Limin1; Yu,Shulin2
2017
Source PublicationJournal of Education for Teaching
ISSN13600540 02607476
Volume43Issue:1Pages:117-119
AbstractAlthough studies on teacher identity have proliferated in recent years, and examinations of the said topic have been conducted under various educational contexts, limited focus has been given to teacher identity in the early childhood educational context. Drawing upon data from semi-structured interviews with five early childhood teachers, this case study aims to investigate how early childhood teachers make sense of their work and the type of professional identities constructed by early childhood teachers in mainland China. The five early childhood teachers reported strong disagreements with the babysitter metaphor for their teacher identities, and they had various role identities including ‘parents’, ‘teachers’, ‘friends’, ‘dancers’, ‘artists’, and ‘engineers’. The findings also show that they recognized the significance and value of their job as early childhood teachers. This paper concludes with implications for early childhood teacher education.
KeywordEarly childhood education kindergarten teachers teacher identity
DOI10.1080/02607476.2016.1182374
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Language英语
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Corresponding AuthorYu,Shulin
Affiliation1.Beijing Normal University (Zhuhai),,Zhuhai,China
2.Faculty of Education,University of Macau,,Macao
Corresponding Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
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Zhang,Limin,Yu,Shulin. “I am not a babysitter”: a case study of five Chinese mainland early childhood teachers’ identity[J]. Journal of Education for Teaching,2017,43(1):117-119.
APA Zhang,Limin,&Yu,Shulin.(2017).“I am not a babysitter”: a case study of five Chinese mainland early childhood teachers’ identity.Journal of Education for Teaching,43(1),117-119.
MLA Zhang,Limin,et al."“I am not a babysitter”: a case study of five Chinese mainland early childhood teachers’ identity".Journal of Education for Teaching 43.1(2017):117-119.
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