Empathy, Interaction and Caring: Teachers' Roles in a Constrained Environment

  title={Empathy, Interaction and Caring: Teachers' Roles in a Constrained Environment},
  author={Bridget Cooper},
  journal={Pastoral Care in Education},
  pages={12 - 21}
  • B. Cooper
  • Published 1 September 2004
  • Education
  • Pastoral Care in Education
This paper describes some of the key findings from a recently completed PhD, which examined the role of empathy in teacher–pupil relationships and its relevance to moral modelling. The project collected data through interviews and classroom observations and used grounded methodology theory for the analysis. The literature considers the latest research in neuroscience and the significance of emotions in moral decision making alongside older psychological research on affect and empathy in… 

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