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ERIC Number: EJ897514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Identified Phases in the Building and Maintaining of Positive Teacher-Student Relationships
Newberry, Melissa
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v26 n8 p1695-1703 Nov 2010
Teacher-student relationships are accepted as influential but the dynamics of those relationships are not well understood, especially with difficult students. A series of interviews were combined with classroom observations and written reflections to understand in what ways a teacher negotiated her relationship with a behaviorally challenging student throughout the school year. Four relationship phases, which are constantly revisited while establishing and maintaining relationships, were identified. Findings indicate that guided reflection and discussion were helpful in the negotiation process. Understandings of how relationships work, the effort required to maintain them and the support necessary for teachers are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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