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ERIC Number: EJ1113829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1068-1752
Empathy Research and Teacher Preparation: Benefits and Obstacles
Bouton, Bobette
SRATE Journal, v25 n2 p16-25 Sum 2016
Teacher preparation is critical in cultivating good teachers, but more importantly in helping teachers learn how to meet the academic and emotional needs of preK-12 students. Teaching and training the socio-emotional trait of empathy is an important skill for pre-service teachers to develop. However, due to the multiple definitions, fields of study, and purposes of researching empathy, complications arise with measuring, researching and training empathy. This paper discusses each of the difficulties that surround the research of empathy, but also makes a strong case for the need to overcome the obstacles in order to benefit from empathy training for both preservice teachers and students alike.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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