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No doubt one main reason that “caring” in the activity of teachers is still a rare subject of research lies in the many ways in which people have sought to define it. For example, in a recent study, Charles B. Hayes, Alice Ryan, and Elaine B. Zseller include the following terms under this concept: “compassion, feeling, emoting, love, prizing, valuing, concern, confirmation, and recognition of another.” Their article, “The Middle School Child’s Perceptions of Caring Teachers,” appears in the November 1994 American Journal of Education (vol. 103, no. 1), 1-19.
From the attributes listed above, which do you think are the most important attributes for teachers to poses, and why? What are the implications to student achievement in classrooms where teachers pose these attributes? What are the differences between having this attributes, but still not have a personal relationship with your students or their families?
Is it the schools’ responsibility to provide counseling services for their students? Why would a school district want to provide these services? What are the implications to student achievement by providing these additional services?