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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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Woodiwiss, Jo – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
In May 2012, nine men from Rochdale were convicted and jailed for grooming girls with alcohol, drugs and gifts before forcing them to have sex with multiple men. Following the case in Rochdale similar cases of grooming and sexual abuse/exploitation of young girls came to light in various towns and cities across the UK. In 2017, the BBC aired the…
Descriptors: Females, Sexual Abuse, Rape, Victims of Crime
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Kennedy, Carla Jane; Keeffe, Mary; Gardner, Fiona; Farrelly, Cathleen – Pastoral Care in Education, 2017
Death can be considered a social taboo, a common source of fear and public avoidance. School communities are not immune to this, as the topic of death is constantly avoided. It is vital to understand how we can socially and culturally cultivate a positive regard for death, dying and bereavement in our school communities. Community members need to…
Descriptors: Death, Altruism, Interpersonal Relationship, School Culture
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Lytje, Martin – Pastoral Care in Education, 2017
This article investigates the strengths and weaknesses of the Danish Bereavement response plans. These are used by teachers to support grieving students and have been implemented in 96% of all Danish schools. The study is based on an Internet survey conducted with 967 teachers. Issues investigated are: "generalisation of grief",…
Descriptors: Grief, Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Student Needs
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Sotardi, Valerie A. – Pastoral Care in Education, 2017
With increased academic and social challenges at school, middle childhood can be a particularly stressful time. The present study explored how a sample of children from a supportive learning environment interpreted, experienced and reported coping with everyday stress at school. Using a phenomenological approach, third graders attending an…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Grade 3, Stress Variables
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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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Vance, Angela; Pendergast, Donna; Garvis, Susanne – Pastoral Care in Education, 2015
This study set out to explore how high school teachers perceive their resilience as they teach a scripted social and emotional learning program to students with the goal of promoting the resilience skills of the students in their pastoral care classes. In this emerging field of research on teacher resilience, there is a paucity of research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Inquiry, Secondary School Teachers
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Severinsson, Susanne; Nord, Catharina – Pastoral Care in Education, 2015
We investigate how different mealtime situations help shape teenager and staff subjectivities in two Swedish residential care homes and a special school for girls and boys, 12-15 years old, with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Three mealtime networks are analysed using concepts from actor-network theory, treating architectural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Residential Programs, Special Schools, Early Adolescents
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Holland, John; McLennan, Derek – Pastoral Care in Education, 2015
This was a research project carried out in North Yorkshire schools by the loss and bereavement research group of the Educational Psychology Service. The background was an interest in how schools responded to bereaved pupils, whether they had a structured response, trained staff and training needs, from where they sought support and the level of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Psychology, Grief, Coping
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Papatraianou, Lisa H.; Levine, Diane; West, Dean – Pastoral Care in Education, 2014
Adolescents experience a variety of biological, psychological and social changes. While some adolescents face significant risk, the majority of young people are able to successfully navigate their way through to maintaining resilience, that is, the ability to cope and overcome adversity despite facing challenges. However, exposure to acts of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Resilience (Psychology), Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication
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Hickman, M.; Collins, D. – Pastoral Care in Education, 2014
Outdoor practitioners widely embed reflective practice (RP) into the delivery of experiential education, but its contribution to their continued professional development remains under developed; by default, claims of its worth to the experiential education, they deliver must be approached with caution. Although the value of RP has been established…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Outdoor Education, Vocational Education, Experiential Learning
Boulton, Michael John – Pastoral Care in Education, 2014
Bullying affects a substantial proportion of school pupils, and peer counselling services have been established to help tackle this problem. The present study aimed to further the understanding of why affected pupils do or do not choose to utilise this form of social support. Pupils ("N" = 99, aged 12-16 years) from the UK were asked…
Descriptors: High School Students, Bullying, Peer Counseling, Foreign Countries
Myers, Carrie-Anne; Cowie, Helen – Pastoral Care in Education, 2013
Sixty university students in three different participant roles--perpetrator, the target and the bystander--took part in a role-play incident of bullying. Participants were asked to describe (i) their perspective on the incident; (ii) their views of the target and the perpetrator and (iii) their solution to the problem. The findings suggest that…
Descriptors: College Students, Bullying, Student Attitudes, Role Playing
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Paul, Simone; Smith, Peter K.; Blumberg, Herbert H. – Pastoral Care in Education, 2012
A total of 407 students in a central London secondary school participated in a survey of different approaches to managing traditional bullying and cyberbullying. Student perceptions of individual coping strategies and school interventions for traditional bullying and cyberbullying were measured. Rankings of the strategies for traditional bullying…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Social Support Groups, Intervention, Discipline
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Rigby, Ken – Pastoral Care in Education, 2011
Reports from schoolchildren across a range of countries indicate that interventions by teachers in cases of bullying are commonly unsuccessful, especially with older students. This article provides a brief description and critical examination of six major intervention strategies employed in schools and points to the need for better training of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Bullying, School Role, Peer Relationship
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