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ERIC Number: EJ917351
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0264-3944
Swiss Student-Teachers' Views of Social Pedagogy
Kyriacou, Chris; Uhlemann, Annett
Pastoral Care in Education, v29 n1 p25-33 Mar 2011
In recent years a number of policy and practice initiatives concerning pastoral care in schools in England have led to schools increasingly being expected to take a leading role in addressing a widening range of concerns regarding the welfare, care and education of children, and in working more closely with parents and other professional agencies in addressing these. This has included a consideration of the notion of 'social pedagogy' as widely practiced in mainland Europe. This paper explores the views of student-teachers in Switzerland, a country where social pedagogy is well developed, regarding the role of the school in addressing pupil problems. The findings indicate that these Swiss student-teachers felt schools should take the lead role primarily in areas regarding poor academic progress, bullying, general misbehaviour and disaffection, and less so in areas of a more personal nature for pupils where schools may be less accountable. The findings provide some pointers concerning how Swiss student-teachers would benefit from greater attention being given to considering such pastoral care issues in their training course. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Switzerland; United Kingdom (England)