An interpretive analysis of elementary teachers' conceptions of caring

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Mary Ann C. Gray (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Lois V. Edinger

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the phenomenon of caring in the teacher-student relationship from the viewpoint of the teacher. This was accomplished in the following manner: a) constructing a conceptual framework of caring derived from the selected writings of major authors in this area; b) conducting a thematic analysis of in-depth interviews of teachers asked to reflect upon their conceptions of the caring teacher-student relationship; c) interpreting the emergent themes theoretically and personally; d) synthesizing the conceptual frameworks of the theoreticians and the practitioners into a comprehensive model of teacher caring.

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Language: English
Date: 1986
Elementary school teachers $x Psychology
Teachers $x Attitudes
Teacher-student relationships

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