This study investigated primary, pre-service teachers' experiences regarding their caring role, and the barriers they face when caring for students. Thirteen Australian primary pre-service teachers were individually interviewed. Within a qualitative framework, transcripts were thematically analysed, alongside member checks. While results indicated highly individualised notions of care, common themes included difficulties in navigating the caring teacher role, the caring student-teacher relationship and gaps in training around notions of care. A continuum of care was identified, mediated by student and teacher factors as well as school location. This continuum provides a framework within which pre-service teachers might explore boundary issues.
Kemp, Hellen and Reupert, Andrea
"“There’s No Big Book on How to Care”: Primary Pre-Service Teachers’ Experiences of Caring,"
Australian Journal of Teacher Education:
9, Article 7.
Available at: http://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol37/iss9/7