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White, Irene; Lorenzi, Francesca; O'Higgins Norman, James – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
The present climate of standardisation and quantification compels schools to deliver outcome-based curricula that measure educational success in terms of academic attainment and students' 'ability' to perform according to set criteria. Efforts to tackle educational inequality encourage conformity rather than address the underlying issues of the…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Standards, Academic Achievement, Educational Attainment
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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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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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Tan, Charlene; Tan, Leonard – Pastoral Care in Education, 2016
Spirituality encourages the individual to make sense of oneself within a wider framework of meaning and see oneself as part of some larger whole. This article discusses Confucian spirituality by focusing on the spiritual ideals of "dao" (Way) and "he" (harmony). It is explained that the Way represents a shared vision of human…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Spiritual Development, School Culture, Music Education
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Guilherme, Alex; Morgan, W. John – Pastoral Care in Education, 2016
There is a legal requirement that schools engage with the spiritual aspects of education, which encompasses pastoral care. This reflects the ethical sensibility that is present in individuals and underlies interactions with Others; and which should be part of the ethos of all educational institutions and especially schools. This is because…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Spiritual Development, Ethics
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Goldman, Juliette D. G.; Grimbeek, Peter – Pastoral Care in Education, 2016
The processes of puberty are now commonly observed in primary school-aged students. Schools, therefore, need to address puberty and sexuality education for students' health, well-being, safety and pastoral care. Similarly, preservice teacher education needs to address future primary school teachers' unfamiliarity and lack of confidence with these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Attitudes
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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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Barrett, Louise; Beaton, Mhairi; Head, George; McAuliffe, Lisa; Moscardini, Lio; Spratt, Jennifer; Sutherland, Margaret – Pastoral Care in Education, 2015
This paper reports on the collaborative development of a "National Framework for Inclusion" under the auspices of the Scottish Teacher Education Committee by a working party representing each of the Scottish Universities providing initial teacher education. Recent research, international legislation and Scottish education policy have…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Practices, Preservice Teachers, Experienced Teachers
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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
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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
Hickman, Mark; Collins, Dave – Pastoral Care in Education, 2014
With gap year activities, including expeditions, for young people worth an estimated £2 billion annually, the subject of transfer (or ensuring that outcomes offer positive benefits to participants' general lives) from these experiences is an important topic in outdoor education. This paper argues that many of the claims for a positive behavioural…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Outdoor Education, Transfer of Training, Reflection
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
Hue, Ming-Tak; Kennedy, Kerry John – Pastoral Care in Education, 2013
Many Hong Kong schools are concerned about their growing numbers of ethnic minority students. When these students are enrolled in Hong Kong secondary schools, how their cultural diversity is catered for becomes critical. This article examines how teachers narrate the cultural diversity of ethnic minority students, who come from Pakistan, India,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Group Students, Cultural Differences, Student Diversity
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Mutch, Carol Anne; Rarere, Vivienne; Stratford, Robert – Pastoral Care in Education, 2011
With its highly mobile population, especially amongst those groups already economically and socially marginalised, New Zealand has a growing group of children who are at risk socially, behaviourally and educationally because of the transient nature of their family situations. This article reports on a study conducted by the Education Review Office…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Inclusion, School Culture, Foreign Countries
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