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ERIC Number: EJ1137976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2073-7629
Teachers' Perceptions of Kindness at School
Binfet, John-Tyler; Passmore, Holli-Anne
International Journal of Emotional Education, v9 n1 p37-53 Apr 2017
The aim of this research was to examine kindergarten to 12th grade teachers' (N = 257) perceptions of school kindness. Teachers were asked to define kindness, provide examples of kindness they had done and received, identify key agents of kindness, and rate the quality of kind acts within their schools. Findings indicate that teachers define and enact kindness in comparable ways, that most teachers believe they have a strong to moderate influence on shaping students' kindness, and that teachers' perceptions of school kindness varies as a function of the grade they taught.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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