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We Relate Because We Care: A Case Study on Teacher-Student Relations and Care in a Hip-Hop Based Education Classroom
Rawls, Jason D.

2017, Doctor of Education (EdD), Ohio University, Educational Administration (Education).
This study explored the intersections between relational pedagogy and care between a teacher and his students in a Hip-Hop Based Education (HHBE) classroom. The goal of this qualitative, phenomenological case study was to discover how a middle school teacher experiences relationships with students in his classroom. Data was collected through interviews, observations and focus groups. Findings revealed perspectives about the possible connections between the teacher-student relationship, care and HHBE. Findings also suggest that the teachers’ use of HHBE was informed by an ethic of care and relational pedagogy. This study has implications for teachers as they seek to integrate culturally relevant pedagogy into their practice in order to develop robust relationships with students. Key themes from this study regarding teacher-student relationships in this HHBE classroom include: expressed care, mutuality, illustrations, hip-hop mentality and instructive not punitive actions. Recommendations are provided for teachers, building administrators, and educator preparation.
Dwan Robinson (Committee Chair)
Emery Petchauer (Committee Member)
Greg Kessler (Committee Member)
Ginger Weade (Committee Member)
263 p.

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