Relationships Between Teachers and Children
Part Three. Sociocultural, Instructional, and Relational Processes
Published Online: 15 APR 2003
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Handbook of Psychology
How to Cite
Pianta, R. C., Hamre, B. and Stuhlman, M. 2003. Relationships Between Teachers and Children. Handbook of Psychology. Three:10:199–234.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2003
This chapter examines the expanding body of research that demonstrates the central role of teacher-student relationships and its reciprocal effect on students' learning, achievement, and school engagement and teachers' sense of efficacy, job satisfaction and retention in teaching. Pianta and colleagues review current work on teacher-student relationships that has identified qualitative and quantitative parameters in relational processes between children and adults and the central role of relationships in affecting overall school climate and student performance. In the final section ideas for future research are presented that include, assessments of multi-level and multi-system influences such as culture, policy and biological processes on classroom relations and processes.
- school climate;
- social relations;
- teacher-student relationships