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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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Wiseman, Martin; O'Gorman, Shannon – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
Queensland has recently seen the first conviction under the new one-punch law. In this instance a then 19-year-old male punched and fatally injured a 54-year-old man. This article details a six session manualised group therapy approach that was applied within a mainstream school in an effort to support adolescents who had been identified as having…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Self Control, Group Therapy, Inclusion
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Askell-Williams, Helen; Skrzypiec, Grace; Cao, Fei; Jin, Yan – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
There is a growing interest in mainland China about schools' roles in supporting students to develop positive mental health. However, relatively little data have been collected about mainland Chinese students' mental health. This article reports a collaborative study, by eastern and western researchers, to translate and administer the Strengths…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Al-Ghabban, Ammar – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
Our current social and political context is awash with pronouncements about the growing number of children and young people with mental health issues. This paper explores how school culture that is founded upon a compassion framework is well placed to support the promotion of pupils' mental health and well-being. Drawing upon experiences of being…
Descriptors: Altruism, Well Being, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Poulou, Maria S.; Bassett, Hideko H. – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
Even very young children think about their own and others' behavior, including emotions. Such cognitions and emotions about the self and others convey information that is crucial to social interactions and relationships. The current study based on an integrated model of emotion processes and cognition in social information processing (SIP) aimed…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
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Didaskalou, Eleni; Andreou, Eleni; Roussi-Vergou, Christina; Skrzypiec, Grace – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
Schools have a key role in promoting student social and emotional development and are encouraged to serve as a primary source of support, especially for those learners in need of special attention for addressing their needs. Young people's subjective emotional-social well-being is a general indicator of their mental health status. In this article,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Development, Emotional Development, Well Being
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