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Trauma-informed education: a case for compassion-focused teaching?

Culshaw, A and Bodfield, K (2024) Trauma-informed education: a case for compassion-focused teaching? Pastoral Care in Education: An International Journal of Personal, Social and Emotional Development. pp. 1-12. ISSN 0264-3944

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While education seeks to develop academic knowledge, there too lies the need for children and young people’s personal, social, emotional, and ethical needs to be met, to develop confidence and autonomy. With ongoing austerity and the closure of universal services such as Children Centres , there is an ever-increasing need for schools to become trauma informed, as they continue to gain recognition as a first line of defence against later mental health issues, warranting earlier and more pervasive intervention and support. As a result, therapeutic approaches and teaching continue to converge in schools in varying capacities. Well-being and academic learning should be regarded in equal measure; however, the application of standalone interventions raises the question of what needs to be considered for mental health and well-being to be authentically trauma informed and threaded into the culture and pedagogy of schools long term. This paper uses existing literature to examine the implications of trauma-informed education in developing a case for compassion-focused pedagogy in schools, considering the benefits and potential barriers to its implementation

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1301 Education Systems; 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy; 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Education
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2024 13:57
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2024 14:00
DOI or ID number: 10.1080/02643944.2024.2318776
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22650
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