What sustains a fulfilling life in education?
Barnes, J. 2013. What sustains a fulfilling life in education? Journal of Education and Training Studies. 1 (2), pp. 74-88. https://doi.org/10.10.11114/jets.v1i2.144
Resilience is essential to the good teacher. This paper summarises research on factors that have sustained one life in education, and compares them with narratives from nine other long-serving and fulfilled teachers. It identifies some elements that build teacher resilience, and discusses how this knowledge might apply to teacher education and the school experience of children. An original method of auto-ethnography is used to discover sources of the personal values, attitudes, experiences and passions that contribute to resilience. An interpretivist paradigm and multiple perspectives are argued as necessary to discover what builds, preserves and strengthens the ability to withstand the multiple and continuous challenges of the teaching life.
|Keywords||auto-ethnography; biography; children; creativity; development; friendship; values; resilience|
|Journal||Journal of Education and Training Studies|
|Journal citation||1 (2), pp. 74-88|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.10.11114/jets.v1i2.144|
|Funder||Canterbury Christ Church University|
|11 Oct 2013|
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|Deposited||23 Oct 2014|
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