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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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Trotman, Dave – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
In this paper, the author considers the contribution of creativity to pastoral care in education. Since its advent in English schools in the early 1970s, pastoral care has placed the affective realm and individual enrichment centre stage in both its curriculum aims and teaching approaches. These principles have, however, had much to contend with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spiritual Development, Creativity, Creative Activities
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Pandya, Samta P. – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
Based on an experiment with 5452 kindergarten school children from 15 cities, this article examines the effect of a customised spiritual education programme (SEP) on their quality of life. Results showed that treatment group kindergarteners who participated in the SEP had higher scores on the Pictured Child Quality of Life Self-Questionnaire in…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Kindergarten, Elementary School Students, Quality of Life
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Barrow, Giles – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
The author provides a critique of the current campaign promoting well-being and mental health in UK schools. The paper focuses on the unintended consequences of aligning with a medical model of understanding mental health which include concerns about ignoring ecological factors and, to some extent the social construction of individual mental…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, Foreign Countries, Intervention
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Atkinson, Cathy; Thomas, George; Goodhall, Natasha; Barker, Laura; Healey, Isabella; Wilkinson, Lucy; Ogunmyiwa, Jenny – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
Although there is increasing interest in promoting mental health and wellbeing within education, to date, the voices of young people appear to have been almost completely overlooked in the development of school-based mental health practices. This is despite increasing focus on young people's participation; and the fact that young people may be…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Program Development, Mental Health, Student Leadership
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Dillon, Jade; Pratt, Sophie – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
The mental health and well-being of young people and the accessibility of appropriate support is an increasingly salient matter in society. As mental health difficulties can disrupt education, providing pastoral care within education is mandatory within the UK, with established pathways for schools to seek specialist support from external…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Mental Health, Health Personnel, Student Welfare
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Lee, Queenie A. Y.; Yuen, Mantak – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
This article highlights findings from a case study research investigating factors that foster the academic achievement of community college students in Hong Kong. Data was collected from in-depth interviews with six community college students in a middle-sized, self-funded community college. The findings illustrate nuanced facets of teacher care…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Community Colleges
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Norozi, Sultana Ali – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
This study explores how the reception teacher understands her responsibility to support newly arrived migrant pupils' mental well-being in her everyday practices. The three interconnected circle model represents mental well-being as a prerequisite for integration and for academic and social development. The teacher's self-perceived responsibility…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Well Being, Elementary School Students, Teacher Responsibility
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Lawson, Katie; Parker, Richard – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
Participation rates are low in further education (FE). In attempts to increase participation for disadvantaged young people (YP), government initiatives, such as raising the participation age to 18, A Level reform, enhancing the quality of apprenticeships and work-based learning and placing emphasis on English and Maths qualifications have, been…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Education, Young Adults
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Rose, J.; McGuire-Snieckus, R.; Gilbert, L.; McInnes, K. – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
The Attachment Aware Schools (AAS) project was a targeted and collaborative intervention between academics and school-based practitioners. The aim of the project was to promote practitioner awareness of attachment in relation to child behaviours and learning. It focused on using relational-based strategies and interventions to address the needs of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mental Health, Coaching (Performance), Children
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Mutch, Carol; Latai, Leua – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
Schools regularly find themselves dealing with the aftermath of family, community and national tragedies. In this article, two university-based educators share their experiences of working with schools to engage children in arts-based activities to support the processing of the traumatic events they endured. In both cases, children in local…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Activities, Trauma, Natural Disasters
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Lorenzi, Francesca; White, Irene – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
The dominant results-driven/performance-oriented culture and the pressures of performativity in education have meant that the promotion of creativity has been narrow in scope and the translation into practice less apparent than the rhetoric would suggest. Creativity can survive even in times of standardisation, but it is more likely to be confined…
Descriptors: Creativity, Critical Theory, Teacher Student Relationship, Social Structure
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Warwick, Daniel; Purdy, Noel – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
This study adopts a creative methodology to investigate how cartoons can serve as visual representations of primary school children's understanding of bullying and compares how their understanding develops over time. The study was carried out in Northern Ireland where the "Addressing Bullying in Schools (Northern Ireland) Act 2016" will…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Elementary School Students, Bullying, Comprehension
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Saunders, Laura – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
In this paper, the author discusses the interrelationship between creativity, children's experiences of the natural world and pastoral education. Based on a research design developed whilst undertaking a professional doctorate in education (EdD), and grounded in a theoretical framework of children's rights, the author explores the creative…
Descriptors: Research Design, Creativity, Environmental Education, Elementary School Students
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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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