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Exploring the relationship between experiences of working in boarding and teacher development: A Tasmanian boarding school perspective

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MacDonald, A and Cruickshank, VJ, Exploring the relationship between experiences of working in boarding and teacher development: A Tasmanian boarding school perspective, Proceedings of the Australian Boarding Schools Association Tasmanian State Conference 2012, 11 August 2012, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 1-7. (2012) [Conference Extract]


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Abstract

A teacherís preparedness to deliver quality pastoral care presents an ongoing challenge for teacher education institutions. It also presents a similar challenge for those of us who work in boarding house contexts. The expectations and requirements of what pastoral care involves is ever shifting in response to the evolving challenges faced by students and staff alike. This can make it particularly difficult to ensure our future teachers and boarding house staff understand and are appropriately prepared to deliver quality pastoral care.

In this presentation, we explore the perceptions and experiences of boarding house staff in a Tasmanian co-ed boarding school, who are either teaching or working towards becoming teachers. In doing so, we unearth the implications they identify their experiences of working in boarding to have had upon their understanding of, and examine their perceived capacity to deliver quality pastoral care.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:boarding schools, pre-service teachers, pastoral care
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and Instruction
Objective Field:Teacher and Instructor Development
Author:MacDonald, A (Dr Abbey MacDonald)
Author:Cruickshank, VJ (Dr Vaughan Cruickshank)
ID Code:117906
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-06-29
Last Modified:2017-08-08
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