Self-Esteem: A Guide for Teachers


David Miller & Teresa Moran

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    About the Authors

    David Miller is Professor of Primary Education at the University of Dundee. Before entering higher education he worked as a primary teacher in the UK and abroad, and latterly as Deputy Head of a large primary school. Much of his work in higher education involves research and teaching in the area of personal and social aspects of classroom life. He has worked extensively with undergraduate and postgraduate students and practising teachers, producing teaching materials, professional papers and CPD materials in this area, in addition to research articles. His doctoral thesis was entitled ‘Peer learning and the duality of self-esteem’.

    Teresa Moran is the Associate Dean (Education and Professional Development) at the University of Dundee. She has been a teacher educator for fifteen years, and for fourteen years prior to this she was a class teacher then a Deputy Head Teacher. The experience in the schools in which she worked was an excellent grounding for the work she has subsequently undertaken with student teachers and teachers. During her career in teacher education her main interest has been in the area of Religious and Moral Education, values in education and the pastoral care and well being of pupils. Alongside this has been her role of supporting students in developing their classroom practice, expertise and confidence in their ability.


    The authors are grateful to Alan McLean and Dr Maureen Moran for helpful feedback on drafts. Special thanks go to Anne and Kirsty Miller for their careful proofreading and constructive feedback during the course of the writing.

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