In times of great change and development in the education system, those children who experience difficulties in school because they are emotionally troubled are particularly vulnerable. Increasingly, schools are under pressure to produce results which appear good in the public domain, and so can feel forced to spend money on activities designed to enhance public reputation, consequently neglecting those pupils who are difficult to teach because they are emotionally disturbed. Taking Children Seriously has been written by those trained and working in this field to provide insights into how to apply ideas and theories taken from psychotherapy and counselling to the context of education. The authors demonstrate to practising teachers approaches for working with feelings in the classroom and provide ideas which schools may wish to consider to supplement their present work with special needs pupils. Steve Decker is a Chartered Psychologist and Head of Counselling Division at Anglia Polytechnic University. Sandy Kirby is a counsellor and Professional Tutor at a London comprehensive. Angela Greenwood is an educational therapist and special needs co-ordinator who has worked in Britain and Zambia in the primary and pre-school sectors. Dudley moore is a counsellor and former headteacher of a special school. All four editors are founders of the Counselling and Therapy Service for Schools.
Section One Taking issues seriously: when learning is a dangerous thing; failing to learn or learning to fail. Section Two Taking practice seriously: active imagination in schools - unlocking the self; stories and writing; a place to be - an ear to hear; support for young people through couselling; promoting alternative thinking strategies. Section Three Taking groups seriously: splits and hurts; therapeutic groupwork in an inner city primary school; circle time; Danielle - a class teachre's account of circle time and beyond. Section Four Taking schools seriously: creative conflict resolution; a systems approach in a primary school; containing and modifying anxieties; teachers thinking therapeutically.
Series: Cassell Studies in Pastoral Care and Personal and Social Edu
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st August 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88
Weight (kg): 0.5