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ERIC Number: EJ1130817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Creating a Culture of Respect through the Implicit Curriculum
Inlay, Linda T.
Middle School Journal, v47 n2 p23-31 2016
Creating a culture of respect begins with the internal capacity of teachers and students to be respectful of self and of others. Nurturing this internal capacity involves fulfilling the fundamental social and emotional needs for a sense of belonging and a sense of self. The "beingness," the affective and overt behaviors of individuals within the school's culture, convey messages of the implicit or hidden curriculum of a school that subtly but powerful influence the school's culture. Therefore, tending to the social and emotional needs of students is a critical task of teachers in creating a culture of respect and is facilitated through the caring relationship of teachers with their students. An equally powerful component of the implicit curriculum is the "beingness" of teachers as they teach who they are whether they intend to or not. How they interact with students, with colleagues, with supervisors, and with parents, all convey messages. Thus, supporting teachers in growing personally as well as professionally can grow the culture of respect. This systemic approach to a school's culture and its implicit curriculum can be orchestrated to nurture authentic respect manifested by students, teachers, administrators and parents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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