Influences on self-worth: Students' and teachers' perspectives

Cowan, Jackie and Culpan, Ian (2016) Influences on self-worth: Students' and teachers' perspectives. Curriculum Matters, 12 61-81. doi:10.18296/cm.0014

Author Cowan, Jackie
Culpan, Ian
Title Influences on self-worth: Students' and teachers' perspectives
Journal name Curriculum Matters
ISSN 1177-1828
Publication date 2016-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.18296/cm.0014
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 12
Start page 61
End page 81
Total pages 21
Place of publication Wellington, New Zealand
Publisher New Zealand Council for Educational Research
Language eng
Abstract This article reports on aspects of an interpretative qualitative single case study that investigated teachers’ and students’ understanding of how self-worth is influenced in the teaching and learning environment. Findings indicate that important determinants in the development of self-worth include personal teacher qualities such as humour, justice (fairness) and trust; teaching strategies associated with meeting individual needs; establishing safe environments and providing leadership opportunities for students; and positive teacher/student relationships. The article concludes by highlighting how the influences on the development of self-worth can be enhanced through the coalescing of reciprocal relationships and critical reflection.
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Institutional Status UQ

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