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ERIC Number: EJ1003222
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1533-8916
Establishing and Maintaining Boundaries in Teacher-Student Relationships
Bernstein-Yamashiro, Beth; Noam, Gil G.
New Directions for Youth Development, n137 p69-84 Spr 2013
Because schools rarely provide guidelines for teachers that outline how they should conduct personal relationships with students, teachers must wrestle individually with how to establish, communicate, and maintain clear boundaries in their interactions. As schools work to become more personal environments, school administrators will need to help teachers understand their roles as close advisors and mentors to students, while drawing and maintaining clear and obvious boundaries within these relationships. Students have clear ideas on how they prefer their teachers to interact with them and what feels comfortable in these relationships. Teachers also discuss from experience how they have managed to find comfortable ways to delimit relationships and continue to be effective mentors for students. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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