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ERIC Number: EJ786670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-0266-7363
Relationships and Learning: A Review and Investigation of Narrative Coherence in Looked-After Children in Primary School
Greig, Anne; Minnis, Helen; Millward, Reuben; Sinclair, Claire; Kennedy, Eilis; Towlson, Kate; Reid, Warren; Hill, Jonathan
Educational Psychology in Practice, v24 n1 p13-27 Mar 2008
This review and investigation draws on principles from attachment theory regarding the importance of early relationships and their impact on the coherence and organisation of psychological functions. Comparisons are made between the narrative coherence scores of an experimental group of 17 looked-after children with problematic relationship histories in mainstream school and a matched control group of 17 of their peers. There were significant differences between the groups in the coherence of children's narratives, denial and avoidance in story play themes and in their use of intentionality. The paper considers the theory and discusses the results in terms of the implications for teaching, learning and intervention. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)