Rethinking Pastoral Care
Edited by Úna M. Collins, Jean McNiff
Routledge – 1999 – 240 pages
The issue of pastoral care and how a teacher effectively provides it is currently a topic of great debate in the media. With teachers increasingly bearing the brunt of their pupils' difficult personal lives, they feel under pressure to do the 'right thing' and to do it in an informed and professional manner.
This book investigates how teachers can attempt to give good quality pastoral care, whether as a form tutor in the first instance or in a managerial role further along in their development. It uses practical case studies as examples of what can be achieved, and explores the theory of this subject, making is the perfect resource for teachers, counsellors and undergraduates on PGCE, BEd and BA courses.
'… makes a valuable contribution to a pivotal area of education which is valued highly by practitioners in our schools and which is fundamental to the increased levels of achievement demanded by the Government.' - Managing Schools Today