Exploring Well-Being in Schools: A Guide to Making Children's Lives more Fulfilling

Author:

John Peter White

Publisher:

Routledge india

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Publisher

Routledge india

Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13

9780415603485

ISBN-10 041560348X
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 160 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 23 X 16.5 X 1.5
Weight (grms) 249

 


Can we teach others how to lead a fulfilling life? The notion of personal well-being has recently shot up the political and educational agendas, placing the child's well-being at the heart of the school’s task.


With his renowned talent for distilling the most complex of philosophical arguments into accessible laymen's terms, John White addresses the maze of issues surrounding well-being, bringing clarity to this dissension and confusion. This accessible book expertly guides you through the conflicting perspectives on well-being found in the educational world by


* Examining religious and secular views of human fulfillment and of a meaningful life.


* Analyzing the appeal of celebrity, wealth and consumerism to so many of our children.


* Asking what role pleasure, success, autonomy, work, life-planning and worthwhile activities play in children's flourishing.


* Showing how proposals to encourage children's well-being impact on schools' aims and learning arrangements.


Whether you have little background in education and philosophy or are reading as a teacher, student or policy maker, this engaging book will take you right to the heart of these critical issues. It will leave you with a sharply-focused picture of a remodeled educational system fit for our new millennium, committed to helping every child to enjoy a fulfilling life.


 

John Peter White

John White is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy of Education at the Institute of Education University of London, UK.
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