NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ801798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
Body, Caring and Power in Teacher-Pupil Relationships: Encounters in Former Pupils' Memories
Uitto, Minna; Syrjala, Leena
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v52 n4 p355-371 Aug 2008
This narrative inquiry aims to look at teacher-pupil relationships through teacher memories. When 49 university students of education were asked to write their memories of teachers, they told about their teachers in relation to pupils. The data were analysed thematically and, based on that, re-read through the concepts of body, caring and power in order to answer the question of how these can be understood as elements of the teacher-pupil relationship. We will also discuss the potential for encounter in teacher-pupil relationships, since we noticed that students especially seemed to recall encounters and non-encounters in the relationship. By listening to former pupils, it is possible to elicit significant memories of what, from their point of view, is in the core of being a teacher. The meaning of recalling one's own teachers in teacher education is also emphasised.
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland