Roles and functions of the class teacher: Guidance for pupils’ personal growth on a school basis

Ching Leung LUNG

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Abstract

This chapter discusses how the class teacher can foster pupils’ whole person development within a school context, and describes his/her roles and functions within the larger framework of whole school guidance work. The class teacher works under the principal’s leadership, collaborates with the discipline and guidance team, communicates with parents, and makes good use of the support from the professional sectors and the community at large. He/she must be able to adopt the appropriate attitude, skills and strategies in interacting with parents of varying backgrounds and temperaments. Where a parent displays threatening or challenging tendencies, the class teacher can apply the conflict resolution approach effectively, in order to win the parent’s support towards helping his/her child’s growth. Copyright © 2013 Hong Kong University Press.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSchool guidance and counselling: Trends and practices
EditorsPattie Y. Y. LUK-FONG, Yuk Ching LEE-MAN
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong University Press
Pages175-196
ISBN (Print)9789888083411, 9789888268313
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Citation

Lung, C. L. (2013). Roles and functions of the class teacher: Guidance for pupils’ personal growth on a school basis. In P. Y. Y. Luk-Fong, & Y. C. Lee-Man (Eds.), School guidance and counselling: Trends and practices (pp. 175-196). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

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