Looking after the teachers: exploring the emotional labour experienced by teachers of looked after children

@article{Edwards2016LookingAT,
  title={Looking after the teachers: exploring the emotional labour experienced by teachers of looked after children},
  author={Lisa Edwards},
  journal={Educational Psychology in Practice},
  year={2016},
  volume={32},
  pages={54 - 72}
}
  • L. Edwards
  • Published 2 January 2016
  • Psychology
  • Educational Psychology in Practice
Abstract Whilst outcomes for looked after children (LAC) have been extensively discussed, less attention has been paid to the experiences of teachers of this group of children. It is accepted that Emotional Labour (EL) is commonplace in the teaching profession but no research has investigated how, and to what extent, teachers experience emotional labour during interactions with LAC. Fourteen Key Stage Two teachers of LAC participated in the current study by completing semi-structured interviews… 
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