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Chaplains' perspectives on their work in Tasmanian government schools


Rayner, CS and Swabey, KJ, Chaplains' perspectives on their work in Tasmanian government schools, International Journal of Christianity & Education, 20, (3) pp. 199-219. ISSN 2056-9971 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/2056997116659670


School chaplaincy services aim to promote student and school community well-being. Given the community interest in chaplaincy services in government schools, it is important that research inform future developments to maximize the potential benefits of chaplaincy services to schools. In this study, 68 chaplains in the Australian state of Tasmania described and shared views on their work through the completion of an anonymous online survey. The findings present a picture of the nature, strengths and challenges of chaplaincy in Tasmanian government schools from the perspective of chaplains themselves. The results are summarized, several implications are identified, and directions for future research are explored.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:chaplain, pastoral support, school community, student well-being
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Education systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in psychology
UTAS Author:Rayner, CS (Dr Christopher Rayner)
UTAS Author:Swabey, KJ (Professor Karen Swabey)
ID Code:110932
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-08-23
Last Modified:2018-04-05

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