Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL)
This study looks at the teacher's role and impact on building a classroom community. A heterogeneous mix of 20 second grade students (ages 7 and 8) in a self contained classroom were videotaped daily having a fruit snack. A Qualitative method of research was applied to the data. Fieldnotes were written daily to describe the visual data. The study found that the teacher's role is very significant in the community. The results indicated that rules, procedures, and etiquette were the themes that centered around the group in their quest to build community. This study evokes questions concerning group dynamics and the relationships formed by students and teachers.
Walker, Diane, "The Teacher's Impact Upon Building a Classroom Community" (2000). Theses and Graduate Projects. 519.