This article discusses how the ideals and practices of friendship can provide an edifying ethic for the interactions and relationships of educators and students in the basic communication course. It examines three facets of friendship in the Western tradition, four dialectical tensions of the educational friendship, a collection of six virtues associated with teaching as friendship, and some limitations of the educational friendship.
Rawlins, William K.
"Teaching and Learning in the Spirit of Friendship,"
Basic Communication Course Annual: Vol. 16
, Article 14.
Available at: http://ecommons.udayton.edu/bcca/vol16/iss1/14