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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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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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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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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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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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Frostick, Caroline; Tong, Jin; Moore, Derek; Renton, Adrian; Netuveli, Gopalakrishnan – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
Research shows that school environment impacts significantly on students' mental health, future aspirations and feelings of school connectedness, which in turn can improve academic outcomes. The UK has seen rising numbers of academy schools in recent years which have been scrutinised for academic performance but overlooked in terms of important…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Student School Relationship, Educational Environment, Outcomes of Education
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Short, Rose; Case, Gill; McKenzie, Karen – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
Restorative practice (RP) is a behaviour management method that aims to help students develop conflict resolution and aggression management skills. This study aimed to explore the views of teaching professionals about the adoption of RP, as a whole school approach, over a five year period. Five staff (two females, three males) aged between 30 and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Behavior Modification, Program Effectiveness
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Littlecott, H. J.; Moore, G. F.; Murphy, S. M. – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
A growing evidence base indicates that health and educational attainment are synergistic goals. Students' relationships with teachers and other students in the school environment are consistently predictive of a broad range of health and well-being outcomes. Despite the potential importance of relationships between students and a broad range of…
Descriptors: Health, Well Being, Educational Attainment, Teacher Student Relationship
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Wiseman, Martin; O'Gorman, Shannon – Pastoral Care in Education, 2017
In an attempt to support the emotional development and behavioural choices of young students in grades 7-10, a six session therapeutic group programme was devised--culminating in a written manual to enable future replication of the programme. This pilot programme was introduced as a once-weekly, morning session aimed at prioritising a student's…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Self Control, Group Counseling, Pilot Projects
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Pandya, Samta P. – Pastoral Care in Education, 2017
Based on a study of 1689 high school teachers across 132 high schools in 12 countries, this paper discusses their views on spirituality for high school adolescents. In general, they favoured spirituality for adolescents and its inclusion in the curriculum. Specifically teachers from European countries, US, Canada and Australia attested the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Dobson, Emma; Beckmann, Nadin; Forrest, Simon – Pastoral Care in Education, 2017
This paper presents findings from a comparative study of peer- and teacher-led Sex and Relationship Education (SRE). One lesson delivered by a peer educator, and one lesson delivered by a teacher was observed with the aim of exploring the communicative process between educators and students within SRE. It is claimed that open communication between…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Peer Teaching, Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Communication
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Waite, S.; Goodenough, A.; Norris, V.; Puttick, N. – Pastoral Care in Education, 2016
Pastoral care in education may take many forms but increasing emphasis on education for sustainable development (ESD) and concern about children's disconnection from nature suggests that our understanding of care should perhaps encompass the more than human world. The study described in this article examines longer term perspectives on well-being…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Well Being
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Purdy, Noel; York, Leanne – Pastoral Care in Education, 2016
This study aimed to investigate internet usage among post-primary pupils in years 9, 11 and 13 in two contrasting post-primary schools in Northern Ireland, the nature and incidence of cyberbullying among these pupils, and the ways in which their schools are currently addressing the problem. A mixed methodological approach was adopted: a paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Semi Structured Interviews
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Watkins, Chris – Pastoral Care in Education, 2016
The degree of affiliation which pupils develop towards their schools is an important factor in their engagement and success. It has also been a matter of concern at the time of transfer from primary to secondary school. This article describes the development of a brief method for identifying the degree of affiliation which pupils feel, and also…
Descriptors: Intervention, Sense of Community, Student School Relationship, Secondary School Students
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Tucker, Stan – Pastoral Care in Education, 2015
This reflective piece was written in response to Best's article, published in Pastoral in Education in September 2014, on Michael Marland's seminal text "Pastoral Care." It uses examples from previously published work carried out by the author, to explore some of the key concepts and ideas explored within the book and their…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Clergy, Counseling, Delivery Systems
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