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Monrad, Merete – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
This article examines the interplay between governance and cost-containment efforts in the public sector and the emotional labour and well-being of childcare workers. Care-work researchers have highlighted the complexities of power in emotional labour, such as the fact that emotional labour may simultaneously benefit the individual worker and…
Descriptors: Governance, Public Sector, Cost Effectiveness, Child Caregivers
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Bjørgen, Kathrine; Svendsen, Birgit – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
This research is based on interviews that explore the reflections of 10 Norwegian kindergarten practitioners with regard to the importance of their involvement in children's physically active outdoor playtime. The data were analysed from a qualitative phenomenological perspective and resulted in basic themes that describe the practitioners'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Physical Activities, Play