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ERIC Number: EJ1026454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Teacher-Child Relationship Quality in Early Childhood Education: The Importance of Relationship Patterns
Gregoriadis, Athanasios; Grammatikopoulos, Vasilis
Early Child Development and Care, v184 n3 p386-402 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine kindergarten teachers' and children's perceptions of their relationships following a person-centred approach, and to describe patterns of relationships between them. 67 Kindergarten teachers and 403 children completed two measures designed to explore their perceptions of their relations. Four patterns of kindergarten teacher-child relationships were identified both from teachers and children reports. Results showed that three of the reported patterns resembled patterns reported by other researchers for teacher-child relationships. An interesting finding was that the notion of dependency and its relation with closeness and conflict had a different interpretation from teachers in the Greek educational context. Practical and theoretical implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece
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