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.
|Title of host publication||School guidance and counselling: Trends and practices|
|Editors||Pattie Y. Y. LUK-FONG, Yuk Ching LEE-MAN|
|Place of Publication||Hong Kong|
|Publisher||Hong Kong University Press|
|ISBN (Print)||9789888083411, 9789888268313|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|