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Children's Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Schools

A Critical Perspective

Debbie Watson, Carl Emery, and Phil Bayliss

Debbie Watson, Carl Emery, and Phil Bayliss

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

With Contributions by Margaret Boushel and Karen McInnes
274 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2012
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781847425232 Published March 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781847425133 Published March 2012 For sale in North and South America only

Many theories of children’s well-being reduce the task of nurturing it to checking items off an objective list. Offering a more complex and nuanced view of the concept, Debbie Watson, Carl Emery, and Phil Bayliss argue here that well-being should be understood at the level of the subjective child and that schools should foster well-being by promoting positive relationships and greater inclusivity. Shedding new light on this critical but often taken-for-granted topic, Children’s Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Schools holds important lessons for policymakers, practitioners, students, and researchers.

Neil Humphrey, University of Manchester
"This is a significant and timely publication. The authors have created an insightful, scholarly analysis that challenges many of the 'assumed truths' of social and emotional wellbeing. Theory, research, policy and practice are examined through a critical lens and the result is an engaging, thought-provoking read."
Mick Waters
“An in-depth analysis of terms that we all use, brilliantly explained. The reader is helped to understand the bigger picture of what we need to do to address children's social and emotional well being in our schools.”--Mick Waters, Wolverhampton University
Contents
List of tables and figures
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Biographical notes

1. Introduction
Part 1: Context
2. Conceptual dimensions of wellbeing
3. Policy on the promotion of wellbeing in schools
4. Practice of social and emotional wellbeing in schools
5. The measurement of wellbeing
Part 2: Key issues 
6. Inclusion in schools
7. Accessing minority voices—implications for wellbeing
8. Children's peer relationships in schools
9. Opportunities for playful expressions of wellbeing (by Karen McInnes)
10. 'A golden thread'—children's rights and their contribution to the wellbeing discourses (by Margaret Boushel)
11. Professionals supporting wellbeing in schools
Part 3: New directions
12. The space to do something different
13. Policy and practice reflections
14. Conclusion

References
Index
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