Creating Caring and Supportive Educational Environments for Meaningful Learning

Creating Caring and Supportive Educational Environments for Meaningful Learning

Kisha Daniels (Duke University, USA) and Katrina Billingsley (South University – High Point, USA)
Release Date: September, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 295
ISBN13: 9781522557487|ISBN10: 1522557482|EISBN13: 9781522557494|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5748-7


In a seemingly tumultuous time of political change, caring and healing are needed now more than ever. This is especially true in education, which has been criticized for a disproportionate focus on the technical aspects of teaching with less focus on its “human” aspects.

Creating Caring and Supportive Educational Environments for Meaningful Learning is a collection of innovative research on the practical and theoretical questions involved in organizing traditional and nontraditional areas of study around themes of care and support for students within the framework of current educational systems and standards. While highlighting topics including service learning, ethics of care, and student mental health, this book is ideally designed for teachers, administrators, researchers, and academicians seeking current research on the importance and ethics of the human aspects of education.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Ethics of Care
  • Growth Fostering Relationships
  • Heart-Based Teaching
  • Multicultural Responsive Learning
  • Parent Engagement
  • Service Learning
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Student Mental Health
  • Student Services
  • Teacher Support

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Kisha Daniels has worked extensively in the areas of teaching and learning with children, public school teachers, administrators, and university students for over 25 years. She holds a BA in elementary education, master’s degrees in school counseling and administration, a specialist certification in curriculum and instruction, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a teacher and administrator in large, urban school districts, she has devoted her work to utilizing and researching engaging curriculum that supports diverse learning styles. During her academic tenure,she was an Associate Professor of Education Leadership and has held joint appointments as Director for the Office of Community Service Learning and the Office of Faculty Professional Development and was the Principal Investigator (Education Core) of a National Institute of Health P20 grant that focused on increasing underrepresented populations to pursue cardio-metabolic research careers. She currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Program in Education at Duke University. She is actively involved with building and sustaining community partnerships in an effort to extend the scholarship of teaching through service learning. This guided her path to focus on teacher quality, the impact of collaborative teaching and community engagement to which she is credited with published books, journal articles, international research awards and a university Teaching Excellence award.