What makes relationships with teachers caring? Perceptions of youth "at-promise"

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dc.contributor.author Bielenka, Oleksandra
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-21T21:17:13Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-21T21:17:13Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10294/3319
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to examine how youths in alternative educational settings view caring relationships with their teachers. In this study caring relationships with teachers are viewed as a factor contributing to the resilience of youths. Youths themselves are considered to be “at-promise” of academic success rather than “at-risk” of failure (David, 2008; Davis, 1996; Franklin, 2000; Whiting, 2006). Caring relationships between youth “at-promise” and teachers are approached as a system of interrelated components, and viewed through the lens of of the ecological systems theory, as proposed by Brofenbrenner (1979). The study reveals youths’ perceptions of caring in teacher-student relationships which are grouped into main three themes including activities, principles, and environments. The impact of gender on youths’ perceptions of caring is examined. This qualitative research is rooted in the interpretivist paradigm and utilizes the constructivist grounded theory method, as described by Charmaz (2000, 2006). Data collection took the form of semi-structured interviews with eleven youth from an alternative educational setting in the urban area of Saskatchewan. The implications for teachers, schools and teacher education programs are discussed, and possible directions for enhancement of practices are suggested. The avenues for future research are explored. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Regina Graduate Students' Association en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Session 5.1 en_US
dc.subject Caring en_US
dc.subject Youth "at promise" en_US
dc.subject Teacher-Student relationships en_US
dc.title What makes relationships with teachers caring? Perceptions of youth "at-promise" en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.description.authorstatus Student en_US
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US

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