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ERIC Number: EJ855008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1475
Teacher-Child Relationships in Turkish and United States Schools: A Cross-Cultural Study
Beyazkurk, Derya; Kesner, John E.
International Education Journal, v6 n5 p547-554 Dec 2005
Recent educational research utilising Bowlby's attachment theory has focused on children's interpersonal relationships with their teachers. Research in this area has indicated that the security of the teacher-child relationship influences children's development in many of the same ways as secure parent-child attachments. The purpose of this study is to examine and compare a United States and Turkish sample of teachers and their perceived relationships with their students. It was hypothesised that because teachers in the United States receive more information related to the developmental needs of children, they would be more sensitive to the need for closeness in teacher-child relationships. Results indicate that, in fact, Turkish teachers report less conflict and more closeness to their students than did United States teachers. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey