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ERIC Number: EJ942110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
Acceptance and Community Building in Schools through Increased Dialogue and Discussion
Northfield, Shawn; Sherman, Ann
Children & Society, v18 n4 p291-298 Sep 2004
Stories of two students remind teachers that their actions, interactions and responses can encourage students to understand the need for strong, supportive relationships. Scott and Jason needed their teachers to help them find ways to be accepted and develop a confidence in their own identity, ways that helped them find their place on the landscape of their classroom setting. Strategies described here include open classroom discussions about the ways we relate to each other in classrooms, on the playground and in society. Open dialogues and discussions about the way we relate to each other, and about the things we need to feel confident about in relating to each other, can promote the type of relationships in classrooms that create a supportive, accepting atmosphere.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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