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ERIC Number: EJ924882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
Emotional Geographies of Teacher-Parent Relations: Three Teachers' Perceptions in Taiwan
Chen, Hsin-Jen; Wang, Ya-Hsuan
Asia Pacific Education Review, v12 n2 p185-195 May 2011
This article attempts to use Andy Hargreaves' theoretical framework of emotional geographies to analyze teachers' perceptions of their interactions with parents in Taiwan. Based on the qualitative interviews with three primary teachers, the research findings show that teachers' emotional distances from parents were intertwined with parents' sociocultural status, teachers' moral purposes, teachers' notions of professionalism, teachers' political pretense, and the frequency to contact parents. Thus, Hargreaves' framework could be a useful tool to explore teacher-parent interactions. The paper closes with suggestions for policy considerations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan