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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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Al-Ghabban, Ammar – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
Our current social and political context is awash with pronouncements about the growing number of children and young people with mental health issues. This paper explores how school culture that is founded upon a compassion framework is well placed to support the promotion of pupils' mental health and well-being. Drawing upon experiences of being…
Descriptors: Altruism, Well Being, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Didaskalou, Eleni; Andreou, Eleni; Roussi-Vergou, Christina; Skrzypiec, Grace – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
Schools have a key role in promoting student social and emotional development and are encouraged to serve as a primary source of support, especially for those learners in need of special attention for addressing their needs. Young people's subjective emotional-social well-being is a general indicator of their mental health status. In this article,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Development, Emotional Development, Well Being
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Wood, Peter – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
The need for improved well-being of children in Britain has been highlighted in a raft of reports both nationally and internationally. In this paper, I aim to explore some of the practicalities experienced by schools that, in response, have implemented social and emotional learning (SEL) interventions as a means to improve child well-being. I make…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Well Being, Intervention
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Kyriacou, Chris; Zuin, Antônio – Pastoral Care in Education, 2016
The practice of cyberbullying in its various forms carried out by pupils has increased substantially. Many pupils, on a daily basis, are now using electronic devices such as mobile phones, smart phones and tablets, to transmit distressing messages and images to their peers. These often include the use of publicly accessible social networking…
Descriptors: Bullying, Peer Relationship, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Media
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Considine, Tom; Hollingdale, Paul; Neville, Ruth – Pastoral Care in Education, 2015
This paper briefly examines the growing interest in developing resilience in the social work curricula as it is seen as a crucial quality necessary to cope with the increasing demands of the profession. The recent research into developing resilience is dominated by a psychological model which emphasises personal qualities. It runs the risk of…
Descriptors: Social Work, Resilience (Psychology), Social Justice, Caseworker Approach
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Swan, Paul; Riley, Philip – Pastoral Care in Education, 2015
Attending to the academic and social/emotional developmental needs of students has and continues to be a significant challenge for teachers and relatively little research examining the impact of teacher empathy exists. Empathy is an important skill for educators to facilitate the creation of a positive learning environment with students and…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Empathy, Teacher Characteristics
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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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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
Cefai, Carmel; Ferrario, Erika; Cavioni, Valeria; Carter, Audrey; Grech, Tracy – Pastoral Care in Education, 2014
This paper discusses the findings and implications of a semi-randomised control trial study on the effectiveness of circle time (CT) on primary school students' social and emotional learning, as well as classroom teachers' and students' experience of CT. A social and emotional learning programme was delivered through CT by trained classroom…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Group Activities, Teaching Methods, Social Development
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Woolf, Alison Margaret – Pastoral Care in Education, 2013
This article advocates the use of free play in the provision of the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) programme in schools. It uses case studies to illustrate how children develop and use the five strands of SEAL while playing. The author draws on recent research and literature to support the idea that SEAL skills are caught rather…
Descriptors: Play, Teaching Methods, Skill Development, Child Development
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Leach, Tony; Lewis, Ellie – Pastoral Care in Education, 2013
The concept of pupil voice is widely employed in research from across the world when claiming children and young people have a genuine, legitimate right to be heard on matters they consider important, and when considering ways of engaging them as important "influencers" of policy and decision-making. This article is concerned with…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Power Structure, Student Participation, Identification (Psychology)
Broomhead, Karen E. – Pastoral Care in Education, 2013
Parents are frequently positioned in policy as blameworthy and lacking responsibility for their children's well-being. However, little research has considered how the socio-emotional needs of children are being addressed whilst attempts are being made to improve parenting. Based on interviews with 15 educational practitioners employed in…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Parent Responsibility, Emotional Development
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Sullivan, Robyn Bratica; Stoner, Gary – Pastoral Care in Education, 2012
Previous research has indicated that boys and girls differ in the ways they display aggression and experience victimization. This study examined the ability of American children to correctly differentiate between various forms of aggressive acts and pro-social behavior. The results indicate that though there appear to be developmental differences…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Aggression, Bullying, Gender Differences
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