Educators have increasingly demonstrated
commitment to, and invested much effort in
advancing the cause of pastoral care, action
research, and the status of teaching as a
profession, over the last two decades. What
is largely unrecognised is how these areas
of education are linked. A shared focus of
attention—evident in educational literature and
professional practice—however, constitutes
only a minor nexus between and among these
three emerging areas of education.
Noteworthy and central to all three areas
appears to be the idea of making a difference in
the lives of others. This article explores some
of the challenges and complexities inherent in
existing and potential linkages, including some
disjunctions, and their implication for teachers.
"Pastoral Care, Action Research, and Teaching as a Profession: Can ‘Joining the Dots’ Facilitate Teacher Reflection on Practice and Identity?,"
TEACH Journal of Christian Education: Vol. 4
, Article 7.
Available at: https://research.avondale.edu.au/teach/vol4/iss1/7