Creating a Ninth-Grade Community of Care
adolescent development, care, community of care, high school, personalized learning environment
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
This qualitative case study analyzed how one large high school created a community of care for ninth-grade students. Data were collected during the 2006–2007 school year, including observations, individual interviews, and focus group interviews of 1 female teacher and 9 of her students. Findings suggest the Freshman Focus teachers and program helped to establish three caring relationships (teacher to program, teacher to student, program to student) that promoted a community of care. The development of positive teacher beliefs about students, supportive teacher–student relationships, and the promotion of academic and life skills may help create a caring community in which students are the primary receivers of care.
Citation / Publisher Attribution
The Journal of Educational Research, v. 103, issue 6, p. 393-406
Scholar Commons Citation
Ellerbrock, Cheryl and Kiefer, Sarah M., "Creating a Ninth-Grade Community of Care" (2010). Teaching and Learning Faculty Publications. 177.