How to understand and build Self-Esteem in Japan? from the teacher’s perspectives
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This study shows what schools should do in the future to foster better self-esteem in Japanese children. Five junior high school teachers were interviewed in order for us to understand the current situation and to clarify the issues in their schools. Ultimately, these interviews revealed the teachers' lack of resources for learning self-esteem and the inadequate evaluation system of teachers. In the approach to children's sense of self-esteem, there were few efforts to help children feel a sense of autonomy and competence, but there were some approaches to facilitate students’ connection and relatedness. According to the teachers' environment, it has clarified the difficulty of intervention in another teacher's guidance policy, handle with too much work and limited opportunities for students to find their talents. Furthermore, in the home environment of the students' families, which teachers emphasized, it was found that it was difficult for teachers to intervene at home and that interventions with families with adolescent children were less effective. However, in adolescence, their significant others who affect their self-esteem are becoming peers. It is necessary to consider how teachers facilitate peer support in the future classroom.