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ERIC Number: EJ835215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
From Teaching from the Heart to Teaching with a Heart: Segmenting Filipino College Students' Views of Their Teachers' Caring Behavior and Their Orientations as Cared-for Individuals
de Guzman, Allan B.; Uy, Millard M.; Siy, Elmore Y.; Torres, Ramon Kristoffer C.; Tancioco, Joseph Bryan F.; Hernandez, Jomar R.
Asia Pacific Education Review, v9 n4 p487-502 2008
Caring, as a universal human phenomenon, should permeate elementary, secondary and tertiary level instruction. The practice of teaching, especially at the tertiary level, is not only substantial and procedural but relational as well. To teach with a heart is the essence that makes teaching a form of caring. When teaching is viewed as a form of caring, teachers become relational geniuses in their own right. This study is an attempt to segment Filipino college students' views (n = 1000) of their teachers' caring behavior and their orientations as cared-for individuals. The identified clusters of teacher roles that indicate caring behavior imply that acts of teaching become acts of caring depending on how the teachers, the "efficient cause" of education, perform their ordinary tasks in the context of "extraordinariness". Such extraordinariness spells out a big difference in the way teachers practice the so-called "single loop caring or caring visibility and double-loop caring or caring presence." The former refers to teaching from the heart while the latter pertains to teaching with a heart. Interestingly, the extent to which teachers' caring behavior is felt and experienced by the students positively shapes their orientations as cared-for individuals. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Philippines