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Mahmud, Arif – Pastoral Care in Education, 2020
Transitioning from primary school to secondary school is an important and defining stage for many pupils which can bring both positive and negative effects on pupil's wellbeing. It is a time that involves rapid physical, social and emotional development which can bring about feelings of loneliness, pressure of social acceptance, stress and a rise…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Developmental Tasks, Elementary School Students
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Lynham, Aoife; McConnell, Barbara; McGuckin, Conor – Pastoral Care in Education, 2020
Research exploring the well-being and pastoral care of pupils attending primary and post-primary schools has become an issue of increased discourse and growing national and international concern in recent years. Society often expects that teachers can support or facilitate pupils experiencing such issues; however, there is little research that…
Descriptors: Grief, Divorce, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Role
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Davies, Emma L.; Matley, Fiona – Pastoral Care in Education, 2020
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) is undergoing changes within UK schools, and many topics, including healthy lifestyles, sex and relationships, and mental resilience/wellbeing will become statutory parts of the curriculum. The overall aim of this study was to describe teachers' views about these topics and how they should be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Health Education, Curriculum
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Tymms, Mark; Peters, John – Pastoral Care in Education, 2020
The aim of this study was to examine the impact of an educational innovation, here Personal Development Planning (PDP), on student attitudes to learning when located within tutorial processes across a range of departmental and institutional settings at a single UK university. Departments were purposively chosen in accordance with previously…
Descriptors: Student Welfare, College Students, Program Effectiveness, Tutors
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Kennedy, Carla Jane; Gardner, Fiona; Farrelly, Cathleen – Pastoral Care in Education, 2020
How to create compassionate schools able to engage constructively with death, dying and bereavement in a rural Western educational context was the focus of this research. Grounded theory and a social constructionist lens were used to gain an in-depth exploration of people's experiences of bereavement, death and dying in the context of their school…
Descriptors: Death, Grief, Coping, Educational Environment
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Sewell, Alexandra – Pastoral Care in Education, 2020
Since the ratification of the 1981 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) the role of Voice of the Child (VoC) in education has gained significance. Despite various VoC models and methods existing to collect and understand it, it is often critiqued for being tokenistic, rather than meaningful. Personal Construct Psychology…
Descriptors: Interviews, Children, Interpersonal Relationship, Psychology
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Bagnall, Charlotte Louise – Pastoral Care in Education, 2020
Transitions are an unavoidable part of life, often conceptualised as 'make it or break it periods'. They are important for personal growth and learning but can also be damaging in terms of our psychological wellbeing. Primary-secondary school transition is no exception and can heavily draw on children's ability to cope. However, support for…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Intervention, Transitional Programs, Elementary School Students
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Martin, Melanie; Amin, Nyna – Pastoral Care in Education, 2020
This study examines the care work of teachers employed at two schools in situations of severe deprivation. At the teachers' places of employment, basic amenities and complementary support structures for sustaining students' psychosocial, economic and emotional needs were absent. The focus of the article is twofold: firstly, to fathom the reasons…
Descriptors: Poverty, Caring, Teacher Student Relationship, Well Being
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Bademci, H. Özden; Sakmar-Balkan, Elçin; Karadayi, E. Figen; Cefai, Carmel; Alkan, Ceren; Warfa, Nasir – Pastoral Care in Education, 2020
Early School Leaving (ESL) is a complex phenomenon caused by multidimensional factors spanning personal, social and economic problems. We carried out two online surveys with 796 teachers and 900 students from Bulgaria, Italy, Malta, Romania and Turkey completed standard electronic surveys. The teachers' survey consisted of secondary school…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Dropouts, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers
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Burrows, Adam; O'Leary, Nick – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
Utilising the occupational socialisation theoretical framework, this United Kingdom based case study explored how a secondary school physical education teacher fulfilled the head of year role and what childhood, university and on-the-job experiences influenced execution of this role. Data were collected from interviews, lesson observations and a…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Socialization, Early Experience
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Reeves, Jane; Crowther, Tracy – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
Online grooming of young people for sexual exploitation and for radicalisation is a global issue. The importance of quality education that equips young people to develop their digital resilience and critical thinking skills is essential as a way to prepare them to use online technology safely and appropriately. In this article, we look at two…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Social Media, Computer Simulation, Critical Thinking
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Churchman, Anamaria; Mansell, Warren; Tai, Sara – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility and acceptability of a novel psychological therapy (Method of Levels) amongst adolescents experiencing psychological distress. An initial estimated effect size and a clinical significance analysis were undertaken which will help inform future studies. A case-series of 16 participants utilised…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Feasibility Studies, Adolescents, Counselor Client Relationship
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Roome, Tim; Soan, C. A. – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
In the UK education system, an 'audit culture' has led to pressures being placed on students to achieve high grades in their GCSEs. It has been suggested that schools are required to achieve good academic results and look after their students' wellbeing, causing a conflict in relation to public examinations, such as GCSEs. School staff support…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Exit Examinations
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Mutch, Carol; Latai, Leua – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
Schools regularly find themselves dealing with the aftermath of family, community and national tragedies. In this article, two university-based educators share their experiences of working with schools to engage children in arts-based activities to support the processing of the traumatic events they endured. In both cases, children in local…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Activities, Trauma, Natural Disasters
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Lorenzi, Francesca; White, Irene – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
The dominant results-driven/performance-oriented culture and the pressures of performativity in education have meant that the promotion of creativity has been narrow in scope and the translation into practice less apparent than the rhetoric would suggest. Creativity can survive even in times of standardisation, but it is more likely to be confined…
Descriptors: Creativity, Critical Theory, Teacher Student Relationship, Social Structure
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