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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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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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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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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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Pringle, Alan; McLennan, Jane; Bateman, Pip; Smith, Mike – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the benefits of peer massage for primary school children. A short peer massage routine was taught to pupils in five schools and evaluation was carried out to assess the impact that the process had on the pupils' well-being, empathy, social skills and confidence. The impact of the intervention was measured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Peer Relationship, Well Being
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Mogra, Imran – Pastoral Care in Education, 2017
This article reports the learning achieved by a group of trainee teachers about acts of collective worship (CW) organised in English primary schools. Using data gathered from non-participant observation questionnaires, it describes, from the viewpoint of observers, three main findings related to children and their learning, the position of CW in…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries, Observation, Questionnaires
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Webber, Louise – Pastoral Care in Education, 2017
Professional doctorates are designed to enable students to blend their doctorate level study with their working lives. During the course of their studies women undergo identity change and transformation as their perspectives change, this has knock on effects at home and at work. Women students, who are mothers, also have to balance and juggle…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Womens Education, Females
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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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Barrow, Giles – Pastoral Care in Education, 2017
The author presents the concept of natality for consideration in terms of pastoral care and educational purpose. The discussion identifies significant threats to the future for pastoral care in schools, including the Global Educational Reform Movement and the increasing emphasis on teachers taking charge of discipline in the classroom, at the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Culture, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems
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Holland, John; Pell, Gabrielle – Pastoral Care in Education, 2017
The study researched parent's experiences of The Children and Families Act 2014 in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. A sample of parents using KIDS Services in the area were surveyed by questionnaire, both before and after the legislation came into force. Nearly half of the parents were aware of a change in Special Educational Needs and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Educational Change, Parent Surveys, Parent Attitudes
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Harrison, Tom – Pastoral Care in Education, 2016
Cyberbullying is a pervasive and troubling moral concern for teachers, schools, parents and pupils. As children and young people in England are now more likely to be bullied online than face-to-face, this article explores if there is a need to rethink traditional educational approaches to dealing with the issue. The article starts with a critique…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Foreign Countries, Intervention
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Hibbin, Rebecca – Pastoral Care in Education, 2016
The oral re-telling of traditional tales, modelled by a storyteller and taught to children in school, can be understood as 'non-instrumental' practice in speaking and listening that emphasises oral language over the reading and writing of stories. While oral storytelling has significant benefits to children's education and development, it is…
Descriptors: Oral Tradition, Story Telling, Empathy, Personal Narratives
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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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Trotman, Dave – Pastoral Care in Education, 2016
This paper considers the role of spirituality in the practice of pastoral welfare and care in English state schools. Set against an educational landscape of increasingly aggressive neoliberal interests combined with growing public disquiet over the mental welfare of young people, the author examines how spirituality might in response contribute to…
Descriptors: Role, Spiritual Development, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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