Creating a Positive Learning Climate: A Case Study of A Small Day School 公开

Shuler, Danelle Leigh (2014)

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The purpose of this qualitative case study is to examine how a teacher in a small day school in a major city in the southeastern United States constructs a positive learning climate through a family and primary caregiving model. In particular, the study explores how the teacher's pedagogical approach contributes to a learning climate that fosters positive identity development among preschool children. The findings of this study supports previous research about the role that connectedness plays in school climate and its positive effects on children's attachment and identity formation. The findings reaffirm the urgent need for schools to examine school climate and create intentional pedagogies to foster children's secure attachments and positive identity formation.

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Chapter 1: The Research Problem.......................................1 Chapter 2: Literature Review.............................................4 School Climate................................................................4 Attachment.....................................................................6 Identity Formation..........................................................11 Chapter 3: Methodology and Setting..................................16 Recruitment..................................................................16 Participants...................................................................16 Design Strategy.............................................................17 Data Collection..............................................................18 Data Analysis................................................................19 Protection of Human Subjects...........................................20 Limitations....................................................................20 Setting.........................................................................21 Chapter 4: Findings........................................................24 Basic Constructs and Goals of Pedagogies..........................25 Community...................................................................34 Parent and Peer Interactions............................................35 Summary.....................................................................41 Chapter 5: Discussion and Implications for Practice..............44 References....................................................................49 Appendix A: Site Permission Letter.....................................57 Appendix B: Letter of Intent..............................................58 Appendix C: Sample Coding Sheet......................................59


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