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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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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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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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Brown, Andrew W. – Pastoral Care in Education, 2017
This paper considers the concerning issue of social disadvantage in N. Ireland schools and suggests that the majority of those entering the teaching profession are ill-equipped to empathise with pupils in disadvantaged areas and thus less enabled to offer effective pastoral care. It argues that this lack of preparedness stems from backgrounds very…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Disadvantaged Youth, Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies
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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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Pennacchia, Jodie; Thomson, Pat – Pastoral Care in Education, 2016
In the English context, complementary alternative provisions (APs) can make specific positive contributions for young people at risk of exclusion from mainstream school. Whilst recognising the potential value of all complementary AP that is carefully selected and of high quality, we problematise the "repair and return" rationale that…
Descriptors: Mainstreaming, Partnerships in Education, Case Studies, At Risk Students
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Marston, Kate – Pastoral Care in Education, 2015
This article draws on the experience of the charity Educational Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH) to explore the limitations of current practice around homophobic and transphobic bullying. Since 2002, EACH has worked to affirm the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people and reduce discrimination experienced due to sexuality or…
Descriptors: Bullying, Intervention, Equal Education, Homosexuality
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Snape, Laura; Atkinson, Cathy – Pastoral Care in Education, 2015
Research suggests motivational interviewing (MI) techniques can be useful in educational settings for improving motivation in disaffected pupils. This exploratory mixed methods study sought to investigate whether implementing an MI-based programme through school-based paraprofessionals would be effective in improving pupil motivation. Five pupils…
Descriptors: Interviews, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, Mixed Methods Research
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Dixon, Stephen – Pastoral Care in Education, 2015
This paper surveys the literature on the use of audio feedback in higher education, where assignment feedback is sent as a recorded mp3 to students. Findings from the literature are set in the context of considerable changes to the HE sector over the last 20 years, including increased class sizes and less face-to-face contact between staff and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Literature Reviews, Auditory Stimuli, College Students
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Brady, Bernadine; Dolan, Pat; Canavan, John – Pastoral Care in Education, 2014
Over the past decade, there has been greater attention placed on the potential value of peer support models, particularly in school contexts. This paper uses the case study of an Irish school-based peer mentoring programme to identify the added value that peer led models of social support for children and young people offer in a school setting.…
Descriptors: Principals, Mentors, Peer Teaching, Case Studies
James, Alana I.; Smith, Peter K.; Radford, Lorraine – Pastoral Care in Education, 2014
Peer mentoring is the most common type of peer support framework used in English secondary schools, involving a one-to-one supportive relationship between pupils. Interpersonal benefits have been found for pupils who provide support to others, but there has been little exploration of the experience of being a peer mentor. This qualitative study…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Teaching, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Channon, Sue; Marsh, Karen; Jenkins, Amy; Robling, Mike – Pastoral Care in Education, 2013
This paper reports on a peer support programme founded on the principles of Motivational Interviewing, a counselling method with a focus on exploring and helping to resolve ambivalence about behaviour change. Working with the staff and pupils of Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr in South Wales UK, (referred to as Plasmawr) this work incorporated a…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Motivation, Interviews, High Schools
Segrott, Jeremy; Rothwell, Heather; Thomas, Menna – Pastoral Care in Education, 2013
School-based interventions for young people with emotional/mental health problems are often provided by external practitioners and their relationship with host schools is a key influence on implementation. Poor integration within school systems, schools' tendency to define interventions around pupils' behaviour and teachers' control over access,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Emotional Problems, Mental Health Workers
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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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