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ERIC Number: EJ1105474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
Explaining the Effects of Communities of Pastoral Care for Students
Murphy, Joseph; Holste, Linda
Journal of Educational Research, v109 n5 p531-540 2016
This article explains how communities of pastoral care work. It presents an empirically forged theory in action. We examined theoretical and empirical work across the targeted area of personalization for students. We also completed what Hallinger (2012) refers to as "exhaustive review" of the field of school improvement writ large. We treated the literature as qualitative data, inductively developing macro-level constructs, mid-level elements, and micro-level practices. We find that pastoral care for students has important effects on student learning. We conclude that the impact is mediated through two critical variables, institutional affiliation and student engagement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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