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ERIC Number: ED561612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 129
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3034-2956-9
Addressing Respect in Elementary School Children
Paton, Michelle M.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Northeastern University
Principals, teachers, and school support staff perceive an increase in disrespect for the educational system and its representatives (Lickona, 1991). Using a qualitative research design through focus groups this study sought to answer the following question: "What are the similarities and differences between students' and teachers' perspective understanding of respect and disrespect in the social and educational environment of school?" Participants included elementary students in grades 4-6, teachers, and support personnel from a large urban ring elementary school in the northeast. Inductive data analysis resulted in four main themes: Justice and Fairness, Positive Impact on Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Environmental Influences, and Relationships. Results suggest that adults and students shared similar perceptions of respect and disrespect in 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:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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