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Pre-service early childhood educators’ career motivations: moving from a thematic analysis to recognising the performative nature of talk and text

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dc.contributor.author McGarr, Oliver
dc.contributor.author Gavaldon, Guillermina
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-25T09:03:11Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9917
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description The full text of this article will not be available in ULIR until the embargo expires on the 12/02/2022
dc.description.abstract Encouraging students to reflect on their decisions to become early childhood educators and explore their future intentions is commonly employed in pre-service programmes. Notwithstanding the value of such tasks, research has tended to downplay the constructed and performative nature of such responses. This paper explores the performative nature of pre-service early childhood educators’ texts when asked to reflect on their reasons for choosing their career. Highlighting the sequentially, institutionally and rhetorically situated nature of their discourse, the paper argues that such discursive constructions can be used as resources by early childhood educators to interrogate the idealised images of their profession. The paper further argues that highlighting the presence of particular discourses that are privileged in early childhood education may help develop early childhood educators’ resilience and help address issues of retention. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SN Social Sciences;1, article 60
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s43545-020-00036-y
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject childhood educators en_US
dc.subject education en_US
dc.title Pre-service early childhood educators’ career motivations: moving from a thematic analysis to recognising the performative nature of talk and text en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s43545-020-00036-y
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2022-02-14
dc.embargo.terms 2022-02-14 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US
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