Title

Growing through life’s bumpy moments: Key experiences transforming the careers of positive veteran performing arts teachers

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

NJ: Drama Australia Journal

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

School

School of Education

RAS ID

32916

Comments

Gray, C., Lowe, G. M., Prout, P. F., & Jefferson, S. (2021). Growing through life’s bumpy moments: Key experiences transforming the careers of positive veteran performing arts teachers. NJ: Drama Australia Journal, 44(2), 106-119. https://doi.org/10.1080/14452294.2021.1886287

Abstract

With many performing arts teachers succumbing to stress and burn-out and rates of attrition growing, it is critical to understand factors which enable some teachers to remain positive, committed and enthusiastic in their teaching. Interviews with four female veteran performing arts teachers revealed ways in which key complex and profound experiences of their careers had enriched their professional lives. Given the significant impact these positive veteran teachers continue to have on their colleagues and students, we advocate the importance of utilising the stability these teachers can provide in shepherding colleagues and beginning teachers through their own inevitable bumpy moments in their careers.

DOI

10.1080/14452294.2021.1886287

Research Themes

Society and Culture

Priority Areas

Creativity, culture and artistic practice

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