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Nurturing Wellbeing Development in Education

From little things, big things grow, 1st Edition

Edited by Faye McCallum, Deborah Price


148 pages | 57 B/W Illus.

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At the core of education, the notion of wellbeing permeates both learner and teacher wellbeing. This book explores the central role and responsibility of education in ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people. Through the employment of vignettes, proactive educational wellbeing initiatives are provided to address issues pertaining to learner and teacher wellbeing, mainstream classrooms, educational marginalisation, disabilities, cyber citizens, initial teacher education and rural education. Through employing diverging theoretical approaches of; expectancy x value theory; ecological systems theory and community practices across digital imagery; case studies; questionnaires and survey methodology, the key message of the centrality of wellbeing to educational success pervades. This book provides a critical engagement with the educational discourse of wellbeing, whilst addressing issues impacting on wellbeing with worldwide implications. It offers a unique insight into both learner and teacher wellbeing and how education can contribute to enhancing wellbeing outcomes for society in general.

Table of Contents

Preface: Professor Johanna Wyn 1. Wellbeing in Education Deborah Price and Faye McCallum 2. Wellbeing for All Faye McCallum and Deborah Price 3. Wellbeing in Disability Education Deborah Price 4. Wellbeing in Alternative Education Marnie Best 5. Technology and Wellbeing Barbara A. Spears 6. Teacher Wellbeing Faye McCallum and Deborah Price 7. Leading and Empowering Life-long Wellbeing: Well educators, well learners, well communities Deborah Price and Faye McCallum

About the Editors

Faye McCallum is Professor and Dean of Education at Southern Cross University, Gold Coast, Australia.

Deborah Price is Lecturer in Inclusive Education and Wellbeing at the Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, School of Education; Program Director Master of Teaching; and Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Education Wellbeing Research Group, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Educational Psychology
EDUCATION / Leadership
EDUCATION / Inclusive Education