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ERIC Number: EJ1098952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1366
The Tensions between the Ideal and Experienced: Teacher-Student Relationships in Stories Told by Beginning Japanese Teachers
Lassila, Erkki; Uitto, Minna
Pedagogy, Culture and Society, v24 n2 p205-219 2016
This narrative research explores the tensions that beginning teachers tell about their relationships with students between the ideals they have, and how the teachers experience those relationships in the micropolitical and relational environment of their everyday work. The phenomenon is approached through stories told by three Japanese beginning teachers. The stories illustrate the tensions originating from within oneself, and how they relate to relationships with senior colleagues or the hierarchical relations within the school organisation. The tensions are meaningful for the emotional distance created between the teacher and his/her students. Implications, in particular, for teacher training are considered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan
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