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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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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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Wood, Margaret; Tribe, Robert – Pastoral Care in Education, 2016
This paper explores young people's perceptions of the role and value of shared "gathered" silence in the corporate life of a school community. It draws on a small-scale qualitative investigation in a Quaker school setting. There may be particular things to learn about the practice of stillness and silence inherent in the ethos of a…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Student Attitudes, Auditory Stimuli, Sense of Community
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Lai, Shu-Ling; Stevens, Carla; Martinez, Jorge; Ye, Renmin – Pastoral Care in Education, 2015
Using an international educational database, PISA 2009, this study investigates and analyzes 15-year-old students' attitudes toward school in 11 Asia-Pacific units (country, city, or area). For each unit, the study demonstrates four types of students' attitudes toward school, compares male and female students, and examines the relationships of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Adolescent Attitudes
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Kudliskis, Voldis – Pastoral Care in Education, 2014
This study examines how an understanding of two NLP concepts, the meta-model of language and the implementation of reframing, could be used to help teaching assistants enhance class-based interactions with students with mild SEN. Participants (students) completed a pre-intervention and a post-intervention "Beliefs About my Learning…
Descriptors: Neurolinguistics, Special Education, Teacher Aides, Mild Disabilities
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Dev, Poonam C. – Pastoral Care in Education, 2014
Stories in one form or another have been used for thousands of years to influence social behaviour. A social story is a short story created specifically for an individual with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and focuses on social skills (e.g. initiating conversations) that need to be developed for him or her or on helping the individual adjust…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Story Telling, Intervention
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Turley, Joanne; Baker, Sally-Ann; Lewis, Christopher Alan – Pastoral Care in Education, 2014
There is growing interest in examining the use of mobile technology among children. The present study extended this literature among a sample of 9-11-year olds in Wales, UK in three ways. First, to examine the level of mobile phone ownership; second, to consider how mobile phones are used, investigate timescales and expectations when communicating…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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