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ERIC Number: ED496949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 160
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-8431-0528-2
Nurture Groups in School and at Home: Connecting with Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
Cooper, Paul; Tiknaz, Yonca
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
This book explores the ways in which pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties can be effectively engaged in schooling -- either in school or at home. It explains the social and emotional underpinnings of learning and presents practical strategies for aiding engagement. "Nurture Groups", originally devised and implemented in the 1970s, are specially designed classes that cater for pupils having difficulties in adjusting to the requirements of mainstream classrooms. The authors present evidence of the success of nurture groups from the perspectives of the children participating in them, their parents and school staff members who manage nurture groups in schools, and examine what factors affect the success of the group. From this they draw key messages for effective practice, including the fundamental importance of recognising a child's emotional needs and meeting them, and the pivotal role of the relationship between the teaching staff co-ordinating the group. Contents include: Preface; (1) Nurture Groups; (2) A Nurture Group in Action; (3) What School Staff Say about Nurture Groups; (4) Carers, Children and Nurture Groups; (5) How Are Students Selected for Placement in a Nurture Group?; (6) Do Nurture Groups Work? Existing Research on Nurture Groups; (7) Involving Carers in Nurture Groups; (8) A Model for Analysing Problem Situations: S.A.L.A.D.; (9) What Makes a Successful Nurture Group?; and (10) Conclusion: Key Pointers for Practitioners. The book also includes Subject and Author indexes.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
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