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Attachment Aware Schools

Rose, J, Gilbert, L and McGuire-Snieckus, R (2016) Attachment Aware Schools. In: AERA Annual Meeting: Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies, 8 - 12 April 2016, American Educational Research Association, Washington DC, USA.

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Abstract

‘Attachment Aware Schools’ is a collaborative program of support which is promoting public understanding of the underlying causes of children’s behavior, stimulating political debate about inclusive educational provision and is helping to transform professional practice within schools and community settings. The program hinges upon attachment theory and attachment-based strategies for supporting children’s social and emotional development. This paper documents the positive impact of pilot programs within the UK on national policy and in developing sustainable improvements in systemic school-wide practices relating to children’s behavior and well-being. It illustrates collaborative research evidence between practitioners and academics, generating civic participation and engagement, which has also informed policy directives within national and local government, and public and private sector organisations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Institute for Education
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2016 16:24
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 16:32
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/8345
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