Promoting a Therapeutic Classroom Climate through Democratic Values

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A therapeutic classroom climate is an essential factor in education, related to both the emotional and the cognitive growth of students. It is directly related to student self-concept, motivation to learn and academic outcomes (Butler-Por, 1987; Wittrock, 1986). This paper proposes a classroom intervention programme, based on value clarification theory, which is designed to enhance a therapeutic atmosphere. The rationale underlying the programme is that such a climate is promoted through the enhancement of democratic values.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
JournalSchool Psychology International
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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