Relationship matters: a narrative inquiry

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2014-04-30

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May, Tracy L.

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This project examines both the social/emotional and academic impact of teacher-student relationships, especially for at-risk students. The quality of the relationship between teachers and their students seems to have a protective effect for some. Through a narrative enquiry, the author attempts to examine her own relationships with students in order to look for any common threads regarding good relationship building skills and to bring some particular elements of daily classroom life to light. This inquiry also examines the effect of place, culture and personality in the relationship-building process. In order to examine these relationships, in their own unique context, the author has employed the use of narrative, specifically stories of personal experiences

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teacher-student relationships, narrative inquiry, cultural context, relationship building, personal narrative

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