Source: This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 27, Issue 7,
Author(s): Minseong Kim, Diane L. Schallert, " Building Caring Relationships between a Teacher and Students in a Teacher Preparation Program Word-by-Word, Moment-by-Moment", Pages 1059–1067, Copyright Elsevier (October 2011)
The authors' purpose was to illustrate the process by which caring relationships between students and their teacher educator developed in the context of preservice reading preparation that made use of online communication as one class activity.
Describing the development of caring relationships between three students and their teacher, the authors showed that caring could not be considered a one-way characteristic of what teachers do and are, but rather that it depended on students’ reciprocal responses.
Findings indicated that the trajectories of caring relationships developed differently, each influenced by differences in entering expectations, critical events, and a negotiation of what the relationship meant.