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ERIC Number: EJ895110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
Creating a Ninth-Grade Community of Care
Ellerbrock, Cheryl R.; Kiefer, Sarah M.
Journal of Educational Research, v103 n6 p393-406 2010
This qualitative case study analyzed how one large high school created a community of care for ninth-grade students. Data were collected during the 2006-2007 school year, including observations, individual interviews, and focus group interviews of 1 female teacher and 9 of her students. Findings suggest the Freshman Focus teachers and program helped to establish three caring relationships (teacher to program, teacher to student, program to student) that promoted a community of care. The development of positive teacher beliefs about students, supportive teacher-student relationships, and the promotion of academic and life skills may help create a caring community in which students are the primary receivers of care. (Contains 1 figure and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A