Effective PSHE education: values, purposes and future directions

WILLIS, Benjamin, CLAGUE, Lucy and COLDWELL, Michael (2013). Effective PSHE education: values, purposes and future directions. Pastoral Care in Education: An International Journal of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, 31 (2), 99-111.

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This article explores the perceived effectiveness of personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education in primary and secondary schools. It outlines the relationship between perceived effectiveness and a range of explanatory factors, linking these to the values and ethos of schools, differing views of the purposes of PSHE education, and long-standing policy agendas. We conclude by attempting to locate PSHE education in the new and rapidly evolving policy context and discuss some potential ways forward, as established means of support and challenge disappear. The data utilised in the paper come from a mapping and effectiveness study of PSHE education in both primary and secondary schools throughout England, which was conducted by Sheffield Hallam University on behalf of the Department for Education.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Institute of Education
Identification Number: 10.1080/02643944.2012.747556
Depositing User: Ian Chesters
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2013 09:54
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2015 08:24
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7171

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