This book provides a framework for designing behavioural systems in schools that recognize empathy as its core driver. It presents a systemic discourse on introducing steps in schools to promote inclusivity and acceptance.
The book analyses how empathy can be integrated into every aspect of school education. It focuses on the role of schools in nurturing compassion in young children and providing a positive psychological atmosphere for them. The author outlines the concept of empathy and its application to organizations in general and its specific application within school systems. Drawing from theoretical and empirical literature, the book examines the designs for holistic empathy-driven learning, highlighting its role in fostering social integration and developing social and emotional skills in students of diverse backgrounds.
This book will be of interest to students, teachers and researchers of education, organizational psychology, organizational behaviour and child psychology. It will also be useful for educationalists, schoolteachers, school management professionals, heads of schools and parents.
Table of Contents
List of Figures. Acknowledgements. Part I: Empathy: the concept 1. Introduction 2. History and Development of the Concept 3. Physiological Dimensions of Empathic Behaviour 4. Organizational Empathy 5. The Limitations of Empathic Behaviour Part II: Empathy Driven School Systems: Nature, Characteristics and Design 6. Schools as Complex Adaptive Living Systems 7. Role of Empathy in School Systems 8. Empathic School Leadership 9. Empathic School Culture 10. Designing Empathy Driven School Systems 11. Epilogue Index.
Debarshi Roy is an independent researcher. He is also a management consultant and a senior professional in school management. His current research interests include complex adaptive behavioural systems, behavioural game theory and quantitative modeling of human behaviour, behavioural economics, psychological safety and empathy in school behavioural systems. His recent publications include, Skinned Knees and ABCs: The Complex World of Schools (2020).