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作者 White, John Peter
書名 Exploring Well-Being in Schools : A Guide to Making Children's Lives More Fulfilling
出版項 London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
國際標準書號 9780203815540 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (161 pages)
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附註 Intro -- Exploring Well-being in Schools -- Copyright -- Contents -- Introduction -- PART 1 Well-being education, step by step -- 1 Children's well-being in the new millennium -- 2 Initial questions -- Issues for education -- 3 Well-being: some religious legacies -- Issues for education -- 4 Well-being and need satisfaction -- Issues for education -- 5 Fame, wealth and positional goods -- Issues for education -- 6 A life of pleasure -- Issues for education -- 7 Getting what we want -- Issues for education -- 8 Worthwhile activities -- Issues for education -- 9 Work and well-being -- Issues for education -- 10 Living the good life: well-being and morality -- Issues for education -- 11 Are there experts on well-being? -- Issues for education -- 12 Depth without spirituality? -- Issues for education -- 13 The meaning of life -- Issues for education -- PART 2 Education for well-being: the way forward -- 14 What well-being is: a summary -- 15 Well-being for all in a more equal society -- 16 Education for well-being: the wider picture -- Priorities -- Schools and families -- Taking aims seriously -- Well-being aims: a first look -- The primacy of dispositions -- Knowledge and understanding -- Rethinking the curriculum -- 17 Education for well-being: learning arrangements -- Well-being as a school subject -- The place of subjects -- Compulsion and choice -- Working and learning -- Collaborative and solitary learning -- Discussion -- Assessment -- Conclusion -- Further reading -- References -- Index
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 fulfilment and of a meaningful life. * Analysing 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 remodelled educational system fit for our new millennium, committed to helping every child to enjoy a fulfilling life
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: White, John Peter Exploring Well-Being in Schools : A Guide to Making Children's Lives More Fulfilling London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2011 9780415603478
主題 HEALTH & FITNESS / Children's Health
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