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ERIC Number: ED549646
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 158
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2672-8370-2
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The Perception of Science Teachers on the Role of Student Relationships in the Classroom
Mattison, Cheryl Ann
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of New Mexico
With the increased accountability of educators comes the responsibility of the entire educational community to find ways in which we can help our students succeed in the classroom. In addition, it is important to discover what it takes to keep those students in school. Many science teachers enter the profession unprepared to handle the regular classroom routine. Classroom management, grading, lesson planning, setting up labs, and the myriad of other obligations, can leave teachers overwhelmed and sometimes can get in the way of actually helping students be successful. This study investigated how science teachers viewed the importance of developing strong teacher/student relationships to the increase of student success in a science classroom. I attempted to answer 4 major questions: (1) How do science teachers in a select high school community view the role of interactive relationships in their classrooms and how that might impact their students?; (2) How do science teachers in a select high school community believe they establish successful interactive relationships with their students?; (3) What do science teachers in a select high school community believe are some of the outcomes of those relationships?; and (4) What do science teachers suggest to increase the teacher's ability to form good relationships with their students? A qualitative research method was used including observations, interviews and group discussions of 5 high school science teachers in a small urban school. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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