AN ANALYSIS OF TEACHER COMMUNICATION BEHAVIORS THAT FACILITATE THE TEACHER-STUDENT RELATIONSHIP IN MIDDLE SCHOOL

Kelli Smith

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This study focused on teacher communication behaviors and teacher-student interactions in the middle school setting as they relate to teacher-student relationships. Thirty-seven teachers and 218 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students participated in this explanatory sequential mixed methods study. The Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (QTI) survey was employed to measure ideal teacher communication behaviors and actual teacher communication behaviors in the middle school classroom. Implications for middle school education are discussed, including recommendations for future study with communication behaviors and teacher-student relationships.

 

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teacher-student relationships, communication behaviors, teacher care, preadolescent students

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