Early Childhood Education Journal

, Volume 33, Issue 5, pp 293–299 | Cite as

Creating Respectful Classroom Environments



Creating respectful classroom environments Respect is a critical variable in education. It is critical to each individual child in the classroom environment as well as to the teaching and learning that takes place in the classroom. Children learn by example. Where do they get their examples? This article explores the parameters of teaching and encouraging respect in classrooms for young children. Emphasis is placed on the creation of respectful classroom environments taught by teachers who have themselves been prepared to nurture this kind of environment.


respectful classroom character education values standards teacher preparation code of professional responsibility reflection self-reflection emotional climate diversity tolerance ethics behavior models teacher attitudes bias dignity caring validation degrading language violence heritage socioeconomic level safety threats sincerity relationships curriculum planning inclusive teaching 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.EducationUniversity of HartfordWest HartfordUSA
  2. 2.EducationUniversity of HartfordWest HartfordUSA

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