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ERIC Number: EJ1151974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1363-2752
Investigating the Fidelity and Effectiveness of Nurture Groups in the Secondary School Context
Grantham, Robyn; Primrose, Fiona
Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, v22 n3 p219-236 2017
While there exists a sizeable evidence base suggesting nurture groups (NGs) in primary schools are effective in supporting children's social, emotional and behavioural development, there is little exploration into their secondary context applicability, or their impact on our vulnerable youth. This study explores this area using a purposefully selected sample of seven secondary schools from Glasgow City Council (GCC). The impact and effectiveness of NGs in secondary schools was explored through analysis of pre- and post-Boxall Profile for Young People (BPYP) and contextual information for each young person (n = 24) who attended a NG during academic year 2014-2015. T-test results suggested a significant increase in all but one of the developmental strands of the BPYP following intervention. All diagnostic profile scores demonstrated a decrease; however, only one result was statistically significant. Qualitative information gathered was compared to GCC Education Services "Procedures for the Operation of Secondary Nurture Bases", to investigate the fidelity of implementation of NGs. Analysis indicated that fidelity was achieved to some extent; however, there existed some notable differences between schools. Supporting factors and potential barriers to implementation are considered and discussed in the report, as are the implications of the quantitative BPYP data.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Glasgow)
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