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Title: An interactional analysis of one-to-one pastoral care delivery within a primary school
Authors: Bradley, Louise
Butler, Carly W.
Keywords: Children’s interactions
Conversation analysis
Pastoral care
Primary school
Emotional and behavioural difficulties
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge) © NAPCE
Citation: BRADLEY, L. and BUTLER, C.W., 2016. An interactional analysis of one-to-one pastoral care delivery within a primary school. Pastoral Care in Education: An International Journal of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, 35(1), pp. 39-51.
Abstract: Despite an interactional analysis being able to offer valuable insight into the institutional workings of pastoral care practice, pastoral care delivery remains largely unstudied. This paper will contribute new knowledge to the field of counselling and education by offering an interactional analysis of one-to-one pastoral care provision within a primary school. Much pastoral care practice is informed by theory, often accompanied by guidelines about how to deliver pastoral care activities effectively. The pastoral carer needs to convert these guidelines into talk in order to deliver the intervention as an interactional encounter. However useful these guidelines are, they cannot show what the actual delivery of those pastoral care activities might look like in real life. Using conversation analysis, we examine video recordings of pastoral care delivery to reveal the ways in which a pastoral carer supports a child’s behaviour, social and emotional well-being. The significance of the findings is that those who provide pastoral care can see in close detail what delivery might look like as a real-life encounter, imparting valuable knowledge that can then be applied alongside theory and guidelines to enhance professional practice. Of further significance is that the findings can also show how an interactional analysis of pastoral care work can be used to demonstrate social and emotional learning and that the work being done effectively supports children.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Pastoral Care in Education 20/10/2016 http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02643944.2016.1243145
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/02643944.2016.1243145
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/24036
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02643944.2016.1243145
ISSN: 0264-3944
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies)

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