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Neale, Anna – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
The aim of this research was to critically examine methods for reducing incidences of aggression within adolescence. To achieve this aim, a proactive intervention programme was devised and implemented aimed at changing attitudes towards physical and relational aggression through social skills education within the College's tutorial programme. The…
Descriptors: Prevention, Adolescents, Aggression, Attitude Change
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Trotman, Dave – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
In this paper, the author considers the contribution of creativity to pastoral care in education. Since its advent in English schools in the early 1970s, pastoral care has placed the affective realm and individual enrichment centre stage in both its curriculum aims and teaching approaches. These principles have, however, had much to contend with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spiritual Development, Creativity, Creative Activities
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Pandya, Samta P. – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
Based on an experiment with 5452 kindergarten school children from 15 cities, this article examines the effect of a customised spiritual education programme (SEP) on their quality of life. Results showed that treatment group kindergarteners who participated in the SEP had higher scores on the Pictured Child Quality of Life Self-Questionnaire in…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Kindergarten, Elementary School Students, Quality of Life
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Barrow, Giles – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
The author provides a critique of the current campaign promoting well-being and mental health in UK schools. The paper focuses on the unintended consequences of aligning with a medical model of understanding mental health which include concerns about ignoring ecological factors and, to some extent the social construction of individual mental…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, Foreign Countries, Intervention
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Atkinson, Cathy; Thomas, George; Goodhall, Natasha; Barker, Laura; Healey, Isabella; Wilkinson, Lucy; Ogunmyiwa, Jenny – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
Although there is increasing interest in promoting mental health and wellbeing within education, to date, the voices of young people appear to have been almost completely overlooked in the development of school-based mental health practices. This is despite increasing focus on young people's participation; and the fact that young people may be…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Program Development, Mental Health, Student Leadership
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Sinclair, Eric; Larson, Heidi A. – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
This article explores the relationship between cross-age peer mentoring and positive life outcomes as defined by the Five Cs: competence, character, confidence, connection, and compassion. Qualified high school juniors and seniors were randomly assigned groups of 4-5 freshmen to mentor through the challenges of transitioning to secondary school.…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Teaching, Cross Age Teaching, High School Students
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O'Brien, Niamh; Munn-Giddings, Carol; Moules, Tina – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
This article reports on the complex web experienced by young people when making decisions to report bullying in school. The study was conducted in the secondary school of an independent day and boarding school in the east of England. A Participatory Action Research approach was used with student voice and perspective at its core. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Disclosure, Questionnaires
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Richards, Clare – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
Considers the experiences of designated safeguarding staff in primary aged schools (4-11 years). The study used semi-structured interviews to explore with professionals their experiences of "multi-agency" working to safeguard "children", of factors in making decisions around "reporting" concerns to statutory…
Descriptors: Semi Structured Interviews, Social Work, Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Teachers
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Maelan, Ellen Nesset; Tjomsland, Hege Eikeland; Baklien, Børge; Samdal, Oddrun; Thurston, Miranda – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
This study aimed to explore teachers' and head teachers' understandings of how they work to support pupils' mental health through their everyday practices. A qualitative study, including individual interviews with head teachers and focus groups with teachers, was conducted in lower secondary schools in Norway. Rich descriptions of teachers' and…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Qualitative Research, Secondary School Teachers, Principals
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Robinson, Sally; Ekins, Alison; Durrant, Ian; Summers, Kathryn – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
The number of children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions in England is double what it was at the millennium. These conditions include cystic fibrosis, cancer, organ failure and severe neurological injuries. The Teaching for Life project aimed to explore the needs of teachers working in English schools in relation to working with…
Descriptors: Death, Grief, Child Health, Chronic Illness
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Miyake, Motoko; Takeuchi, Kazuo; Toda, Yuichi – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
This study investigated the variations of perspectives of junior high school students who had participated in Smartphone Summit for appropriate usage of the Internet and smartphones. Smartphone Summit is an educational project designed to empower junior high school students to advocate appropriate usage of the Internet and smartphones among older,…
Descriptors: Internet, Handheld Devices, Student Projects, Learning Activities
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Woodiwiss, Jo – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
In May 2012, nine men from Rochdale were convicted and jailed for grooming girls with alcohol, drugs and gifts before forcing them to have sex with multiple men. Following the case in Rochdale similar cases of grooming and sexual abuse/exploitation of young girls came to light in various towns and cities across the UK. In 2017, the BBC aired the…
Descriptors: Females, Sexual Abuse, Rape, Victims of Crime
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Kyriacou, Chris; Zuin, Antônio – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
One of the new challenges facing pastoral care in schools is dealing with the rapid growth of cyberbullying by school-aged children. Within digital cyberspace, cyberbullies are finding more opportunities to express their aggression towards others as social networks become technologically more sophisticated. An important feature of cyberbullying is…
Descriptors: Bullying, Moral Values, Caring, Computer Security
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Foody, Mairéad; Murphy, Helena; Downes, Paul; O'Higgins Norman, James – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
The role of the principal is imperative in creating a school climate that nurtures differences and equality at the same time. Policy and legislation in Ireland dictates the responsibility of school principals in preventing and intervening in issues relating to bullying. The current research investigates the extent to which principals consider the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Principals, Administrator Role
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Flitcroft, Deborah; Woods, Kevin – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
'Motivation' is a significant concept for teachers and students during programmes of learning which lead explicitly to high stakes assessments and examinations. This systematic literature review surveys current research evidence to find out how secondary school teachers use motivational strategies specifically in respect of student academic…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, Teacher Behavior
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