IJNE Volume 6 – 2020

The International Journal of Nurture in Education (Volume 6)

We are delighted to present the sixth volume of the International Journal of Nurture in Education - the only journal solely dedicated to research on the nurturing approach. We are proud of the contributions made by our authors who provide an in-depth examination of different themes dear to nurture practitioners.

Many thanks to all the authors who contributed their research to this issue. We hope you will find it informative and you will enjoy reading it!

All contributions are subject to peer review.

Topics that are covered in this volume include:

  • Sylvia Lucas, one of the pioneers of nurture in British schools, reflects on how much practitioners contributed to the origins of the Boxall Profile®.
  • Maura Kearney and her colleagues report on the responses of a sample of parents/guardians and children drawn from a whole school nurturing environment.
  • Susan Davis and her colleagues report on a fascinating initiative in Wales where schools are working with local police force on a mini-policing scheme, informed by the nurture principles.
  • Andrea Middleton reports on the application of the nurturing approach in a natural context, linking nurture practice with the appreciation of nature, both of which have a positive impact on mental and emotional health.
  • In our final paper our nurture colleagues in Quebec, led in this case by Jean-Yves Begin, have engaged with the tricky issues of ensuring that the French language version of the Boxall Profile® is effective in properly identifying students that are facing difficulties.