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Purdy, Noel; York, Leanne – Pastoral Care in Education, 2016
This study aimed to investigate internet usage among post-primary pupils in years 9, 11 and 13 in two contrasting post-primary schools in Northern Ireland, the nature and incidence of cyberbullying among these pupils, and the ways in which their schools are currently addressing the problem. A mixed methodological approach was adopted: a paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Semi Structured Interviews
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Watkins, Chris – Pastoral Care in Education, 2016
The degree of affiliation which pupils develop towards their schools is an important factor in their engagement and success. It has also been a matter of concern at the time of transfer from primary to secondary school. This article describes the development of a brief method for identifying the degree of affiliation which pupils feel, and also…
Descriptors: Intervention, Sense of Community, Student School Relationship, Secondary School Students
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Barrow, Giles – Pastoral Care in Education, 2016
The paper sets out a discussion on the theme of eldership in the context of schools, with particular reference to implications for school eldership and pastoral care. The author provides a commentary on the decline of available support for school leaders in terms of informal eldership networks and the changing demographic of the teaching…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Leadership Styles, Leadership Qualities, Leaders
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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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Emerson, Anne – Pastoral Care in Education, 2016
Children with special needs and disabilities (SEND) in mainstream schools have a wide range of complex conditions rendering it impossible for teachers to fully understand all the complexities of their needs. Difficulties with understanding and self-control lead to much of the behaviour that is considered unacceptable within schools and that can…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Special Needs Students, Student Needs
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Danby, Gillian; Hamilton, Paula – Pastoral Care in Education, 2016
The enthusiasm regarding the school as a place for mental health promotion is powered by a large body of research demonstrating the links between mental health and well-being, academic success and future life opportunities. Despite on-going commitment to mental well-being in the U.K., statistics suggest mental health issues are increasing among…
Descriptors: Well Being, Child Health, Mental Health, Foreign Countries
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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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Nixon, Graeme; McMurtry, David; Craig, Linda; Nevejan, Annick; Regan-Addis, Heather – Pastoral Care in Education, 2016
Since 2010, the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, has offered an MSc in studies in mindfulness degree programme within its School of Education. The programme has attracted over 200 students from multiple professional contexts, providing the authors with the opportunity to gather and analyse demographic data, as well as data regarding student…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Well Being, Questionnaires, Universities
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Harris, Kathleen I. – Pastoral Care in Education, 2016
Superhero play is a specialised form of fantasy play with considerable appeal to young children. During superhero play, children have opportunities to pretend and often to play different types of roles within a safe and caring environment. When guided appropriately in an early childhood classroom, superhero play gives young children opportunities…
Descriptors: Play, Resilience (Psychology), Problem Solving, Fantasy
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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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Tucker, Stan – Pastoral Care in Education, 2015
This reflective piece was written in response to Best's article, published in Pastoral in Education in September 2014, on Michael Marland's seminal text "Pastoral Care." It uses examples from previously published work carried out by the author, to explore some of the key concepts and ideas explored within the book and their…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Clergy, Counseling, Delivery Systems
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Philpott, Carey – Pastoral Care in Education, 2015
Recent developments in initial teacher education (ITE) have produced a number of school-centred models. These mean that student teachers may now spend more of their time in schools than has historically been the case. In some of these models, student teachers are more clearly part of the school as an institution than might be the case in more…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teaching
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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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Barrow, Giles – Pastoral Care in Education, 2015
The author considers the application of transactional analysis (TA) in the field of education. Initially, the focus is on the use of TA in reducing conflict in the classroom and staffroom before offering observations about its broader relevance to contemporary UK schooling. Concepts covered include the egostate model of personality, functional…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Psychotherapy, Conflict
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