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ERIC Number: EJ819133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0264-3944
Educating Students with Insecure Attachment Histories: Toward an Interdisciplinary Theoretical Framework
Kennedy, Brianna L.
Pastoral Care in Education, v26 n4 p211-230 Dec 2008
Middle school students with insecure attachment histories present a particular challenge for school personnel. These students frequently cause behavioural disruptions and fail to academically engage in course content. This paper draws from attachment theory, as well as literature in the fields of education, neurobiology and psychology, to establish a theoretical framework for future research on teachers and attachment. The framework illustrates conceptual linkages between research from these academic disciplines to show that teachers can play a role in the rehabilitation of students' internal working models and attachment strategies, especially during this key developmental period. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A