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Pattie Y. Y. Luk-Fong and Yuk Ching Lee-Man

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9789888083411

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888083411.001.0001

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Roles and Functions of the Class Teacher

Roles and Functions of the Class Teacher

Guidance for Pupils’ Personal Growth on a School Basis

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(p.175) 9 Roles and Functions of the Class Teacher
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School Guidance and Counselling
Author(s):

Ching Leung Lung

Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083411.003.0009

This chapter discusses how the class teacher can foster pupils’ whole person development within a school context, and describes his/her role and functions within the larger framework of whole school guidance work. The class teacher works under the principal's leadership, collaborates with the discipline and guidance team, communicates with parents, and makes good use of support from professional sectors and the community at large. During parent-teacher conferences, he/she must be able to adopt the appropriate attitude, skills and strategies in interacting with parents of varying backgrounds and temperaments. Where a parent displays threatening or challenging tendencies, the class teacher must also be able to apply the conflict resolution approach effectively, in order to win the parent's support towards helping his/her child's growth.

Keywords:   Education, School guidance, Counselling, Hong Kong, Needs of students, School activities, Confucian values

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