The Effect of Teacher/Student Relationship on Learning

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The Effect of Teacher/Student Relationship on Learning

There are many controversies when it comes to the relationship between teachers and students. However, one idea remains, the teacher's primary job is to educate while the student's primary job is to learn. The techniques are what differ among teachers and in turn that shapes the relationship between the two parties. As many of the writers discussed in class, have pointed out, the education experience, from curriculum to academic and extra-curricular programs directs a person's path in life. Is this relationship among teacher and student that important to discuss and analyze? Does a student's education depend on the techniques of the teacher? Alternatively, do students have a responsibility to their own education? The relationship between the teacher and the student is both important and detrimental to a student's education.

Educators and aspiring teachers need to know what kind of atmosphere they can create in a classroom. Students, college or otherwise, who want a good and rich education need to know ways in which to achieve this goal. The relationship among the teacher and student is an ongoing everyday process at every level of the educational system. What kinds of teaching techniques offer significant contributions towards a student's education? The authors bell hooks and Lynne Cheney consider two different perspectives.

In her article, "Keeping Close to Home: Class and Education," bell hooks, claims that a student's social class can have an affect on his/her education. Her first experiences outside of Kentucky reflect the teaching techniques she has developed.

To a southern black girl from a working-class background who had never been on a city bus, who had...

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...ging each side of the relationship, a clearer perspective and job duty can appear. There must be respect and admiration among both the teacher and each student. Every educator can or should reflect on there own teaching patterns and shape them around suggestions made by Cheney and hooks. The teacher's primary goal is to broaden and bring about awareness to individual students. The only way to accomplish that objective is to find a balance between obtaining the power and allowing freedom in the classroom.

Works Cited

Cheney, Lynne. "PC: Alive ad Entrenched." In the Presence of Others. Ed. Andrea Lunsford and John J. Ruszkiewicz. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997. 2nd ed. 112-122.

hooks, bell. "Keeping Close to Home: Class and Education." In the Presence of Others. Ed. Andrea Lunsford and John J. Ruszkiewicz. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997. 2nd ed. 85
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