International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1308-951X

Original article | International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2020, Vol. 11(2) 35-48

Teacher Interaction and Empathy: An Investigation among Effective English Language Teachers

Zahra Zohoorian, Mitra Zeraatpishe

pp. 35 - 48   |  Manu. Number: ijrte.2020.003

Published online: June 30, 2020  |   Number of Views: 127  |  Number of Download: 503


Teachers play a fundamental role in educational settings as well as in every academic context. Thus, educational systems have to rely on evaluating the teachers for various traits, features, and personality characteristics. Among the different qualities, teacher interaction and empathy are two of the vital concepts well-accepted by language teaching scholars. However, novice teachers may need guidance. It is advisable to rely on the experiences and traits of effective teachers when administrators and policy makers aim to hold teacher training courses or in-service training sessions. Accordingly, through relying on mega planning theory and employing a mixed method, the researcher concluded the patterns of empathy and interaction among effective English language teachers to provide feedback to English program administers and teachers mainly. The findings of the qualitative phase of the study also shed light on what skills effective teachers had and what beliefs they held concerning empathy and interaction in classroom.

Keywords: Teacher Interaction; Teacher Empathy; Effective Teachers; Teacher Education

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APA 6th edition
Zohoorian, Z. & Zeraatpishe, M. (2020). Teacher Interaction and Empathy: An Investigation among Effective English Language Teachers . International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 11(2), 35-48.

Zohoorian, Z. and Zeraatpishe, M. (2020). Teacher Interaction and Empathy: An Investigation among Effective English Language Teachers . International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 11(2), pp. 35-48.

Chicago 16th edition
Zohoorian, Zahra and Mitra Zeraatpishe (2020). "Teacher Interaction and Empathy: An Investigation among Effective English Language Teachers ". International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 11 (2):35-48.

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