Young Buddies: Teaching Peer Support Skills to Children Aged 6 to 11

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SAGE, May 19, 2005 - Education - 120 pages
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`For any teacher or school wanting to set up a buddy scheme, or to explore the possibility of doing so, this book contains some useful suggestions, ideas and guidelines. Even if a school did not wish to adopt the buddy system itself, the book contains useful material relating to citizenship and specific problems, like bullying which makes it a potentially useful resource for teachers and schools in general' - Early Education

Peer buddy systems have been demonstrated as very successful with older students. Positive effects are recognized for the individuals befriended and also for the whole community.

Margaret has used her vast experience with younger children to develop a programme which achieves these outcomes at the stage when they are learning the skills of friendship and co-operation.

Using her popular style of differentiating activities and teaching for two age groups, 6-8 and 9-11, Margaret has provided an exciting, innovative and challenging programme which enhances the citizenship curriculum and the atmosphere of the school.

Margaret Collins is a former headteacher of infant and first schools. She is now Senior Visiting Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Southampton. She researches children's perceptions of health education topics, writes teaching materials for children, books and articles on PSHE.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
How to Use This Training Scheme
9
Section 1 The Role of the Buddy
11
Section 2 Aims Skills and Techniques
29
Section 3 Responsibilities
45
Section 4 Buddying not Friendship
61
Section 5 Positive Action
73
Section 6 A Successful Buddy
83
Section 7 From the Pals Perspective
93
Appendix
97
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Margaret Collins is a former headteacher of infant and first schools. She is now Senior Visiting Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Southampton. She researches children's perceptions of health education topics, writes teaching materials for children, books and articles on PSHE.

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