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Exploring Well-being in Schools: a Guide to Making Children’s Lives More fulfilling by John White, 2011, Abingdon and New York: Routledge (Book Review)

Bigger, Stephen (2012) Exploring Well-being in Schools: a Guide to Making Children’s Lives More fulfilling by John White, 2011, Abingdon and New York: Routledge (Book Review). Journal of Beliefs and Values, 33 (1). pp. 133-134. ISSN 1361-7672

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Abstract

John White asks the important question, What is education for? He notes that the traditional academic design came out of a different ‘horse-drawn’ age (p.144) arguing that reviewing and changing direction is so difficult that inertia results. He recognises that critics might label his views as utopian, but seeks through this book to highlight how ‘well-being’ might be a helpful curriculum purpose. “Equipping everyone with the wherewithal for a flourishing personal and civic life will become their [schools’] clear, unmuddied purpose” (p.144). This is the fulfilment of the subtitle. He even hopes for the end of the examination system (p.106) (etc.)

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: schools, well-being, values, school effectiveness, educational psychology
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Education
Depositing User: Stephen Bigger
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2011 14:15
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2012 05:00
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/1494

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