School pastoral care refers to the pastoral work of the Christian churches in schools. This area of responsibility can be carried out by a religion teacher at a school and / or by a person who is not part of the school.
If a religion teacher performs this task, she can be released for this task under certain circumstances; that means she has fewer lessons to teach and can use this time for school pastoral tasks. Depending on the size of the school (number of students), this can be one, two or a maximum of three hours.
In the federal state of Lower Saxony, a distinction is made between Protestant school pastoral care and Catholic school pastoral care with different concepts, different qualification measures and different focus areas.
- Harmjan Dam, Matthias Spenn (ed.): Evangelical school pastoral care . Backgrounds, experiences, concepts. Comenius Institute, Münster 2007, ISBN 978-3-924804-80-0 .
- Hans-Martin Gutmann , Birgit Kuhlmann, Katrin Meuche : Praxisbuch Schulseelsorge . Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2014, ISBN 978-3-525-58042-4 .
- Leo Hermanutz: Significance and possibilities of religious instruction as an element of school pastoral care. In: Gabriele Rüttiger (ed.): School pastoral. Don Bosco Verlag, Munich 1992, ISBN 3-7698-0674-3 , p. 52.
- Ralf Koerrenz , Michael Wermke (Hrsg.): Manual school counseling. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2008, ISBN 978-3-525-61613-0 .