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ERIC Number: EJ828209
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
The Whole Child Matters: The Challenge of "Every Child Matters" for Pastoral Care
Best, Ron
Education 3-13, v35 n3 p249-259 Aug 2007
Pastoral care embodies the idea that schools should not limit their activities to the transmission of knowledge but should educate the whole child. This paper outlines five "pastoral tasks", casework, preventive work, pastoral curriculum, community building and management, and considers how each might contribute to the five desired outcomes of "Every Child Matters" (ECM). Collaboration between schools and agencies, such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, is stressed, and self-harm is considered as an example of the kind of challenge which ECM poses for schools. A review of pastoral care in schools in the light of ECM is advocated.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom