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Mutch, Carol; Tatebe, Jennifer – Pastoral Care in Education, 2017
As neoliberal ideology has come to dominate higher education, the roles and relationships of managers, academics and students have changed radically. This article outlines ways in which neoliberalism and its companion ideology, neoconservatism, have impacted on higher education through a move to individualism, managerialism, measurement and…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Higher Education, Individualism, Commercialization
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O'Connor, Peter; Takahashi, Nozomu – Pastoral Care in Education, 2014
On 22 February 2011, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake killed 185 people in Christchurch, New Zealand. On 11 March 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck eastern Japan, and was followed by a devastating tsunami and a nuclear plant crisis. As of 16 November 2011, the official death toll in Japan had reached 15,839, with a further 3467 people still…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Caring, Natural Disasters
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Mutch, Carol – Pastoral Care in Education, 2014
In order to contextualise the articles in this special issue, this introductory article surveys the relevant literature from recent disasters in mostly developed countries in order to explore the wider role of schools in disaster preparedness, response and recovery. The first section argues that as schools are hubs of their communities, it is…
Descriptors: School Role, Emergency Programs, Natural Disasters, Crisis Management
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Bolton, Patricia; Dirks, Kim; Neuwelt, Pat – Pastoral Care in Education, 2014
Community engagement in natural hazard preparedness is crucial to ensure sustainable initiatives. Children are important members of communities, and can actively contribute to community preparedness. This article presents research undertaken with 11- to 12-year-old students from a school in Auckland, New Zealand, and leaders associated with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emergency Programs, Natural Disasters, School Role
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Mutch, Carol; Gawith, Elizabeth – Pastoral Care in Education, 2014
The earthquakes that rocked the city of Christchurch and surrounding districts in Canterbury, New Zealand, were to take their toll on families, schools and communities. The places that had once represented safety and security for most children were literally and figuratively turned upside down. Rather than reinforce the trauma and continue to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Seismology, Natural Disasters, School Role
Hajdukova, Eva Brown; Hornby, Garry; Cushman, Penni – Pastoral Care in Education, 2014
This article is derived from a study of pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties' (SEBD) perceptions of their schooling experiences both in mainstream and residential schools. It is based on the accounts of 29 boys with severe SEBD who were attending a residential special school for children in New Zealand. Through in-depth,…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Males, Emotional Disturbances, Social Problems
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Mengwasser, Eva; Walton, Mat – Pastoral Care in Education, 2013
School health promotion aims to empower children to gain control over and improve their health. In contrast to many health promotion activities in schools focussed on predefined health issues, giving children a voice to define their own health needs is in itself an empowering process. Utilising a photography methodology, this research aimed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Child Health, Childhood Attitudes
Tatebe, Jennifer – Pastoral Care in Education, 2013
Teacher education programs face significant challenges in preparing future teachers for diverse classroom settings. Rising student socioeconomic and ethnic diversity is sharply juxtaposed against a relatively homogenous preservice teacher population. This article advances arguments that support the incorporation of service-learning experiences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Service Learning, Student Diversity
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Smith, Andrew Philip – Pastoral Care in Education, 2012
A perception that some boys are performing poorly both socially and academically is evident in the research literature. This perception has been linked to broader concerns around the transition of boys to manhood. Schools are increasingly paying attention to their role in this transition. This paper discusses the implementation of a rites of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Low Achievement, Academic Achievement
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Mutch, Carol Anne; Rarere, Vivienne; Stratford, Robert – Pastoral Care in Education, 2011
With its highly mobile population, especially amongst those groups already economically and socially marginalised, New Zealand has a growing group of children who are at risk socially, behaviourally and educationally because of the transient nature of their family situations. This article reports on a study conducted by the Education Review Office…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Inclusion, School Culture, Foreign Countries
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Cushman, Penni; Clelland, Tracy; Hornby, Garry – Pastoral Care in Education, 2011
In New Zealand, schools are implementing a variety of strategies in an attempt to address factors that adversely influence students' learning. The purpose of this article is to present the findings of a study that sought to determine the extent to which schools were able not only to identify health issues influencing learning, but also to use a…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Mental Health, Foreign Countries
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Hornby, Garry; Witte, Chrystal – Pastoral Care in Education, 2010
This article reports the results of a survey of parental involvement (PI) policy and practice in middle schools in a large New Zealand city. Principals at all 11 middle schools in the city were contacted and agreed to be interviewed. Interviews were conducted using a schedule that focuses on 11 aspects of PI: encouraging parents into school,…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Middle Schools, Parent Participation, Parent Education
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Cushman, Penni; Cowan, Jackie – Pastoral Care in Education, 2010
This paper reports the findings from a study of teachers and students' views regarding self-worth in the primary school learning environment. The revised New Zealand curriculum recognises the importance of self-worth in students' motivation and ability to learn. While the need to enhance self-worth in the classroom has been well established in the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Student Motivation, Foreign Countries
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Smith, Andrew Philip – Pastoral Care in Education, 2009
While international literature asserts that research interest in the formal exclusion of students from school is increasing, studies that give voice to parents' views are few. This study explores the experiences of New Zealand families affected by exclusion. Eight individuals or couples, all of whom had had a teenager for whom they were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Expulsion, Educational Policy
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Cushman, Penni – Pastoral Care in Education, 2008
In the last 20 years the health promoting schools movement has gained momentum internationally. Without strong national leadership and direction its development in New Zealand has been ad hoc and sporadic. However, as the evidence supporting the role of health promoting schools in contributing to students' health and academic outcomes becomes more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Comprehensive School Health Education, Program Implementation