Being well : educated

Corcoran, Timothy and Billington, Tom 2015, Being well : educated. In Dragonas, Thalia, Gergen, Kenneth J., McNamee, Sheila and Tseliou, Eleftheria (ed), Education as social construction : contributions to theory, research and practice, WorldShare Books, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, pp.30-48.

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Title Being well : educated
Author(s) Corcoran, TimothyORCID iD for Corcoran, Timothy
Billington, Tom
Title of book Education as social construction : contributions to theory, research and practice
Editor(s) Dragonas, Thalia
Gergen, Kenneth J.
McNamee, Sheila
Tseliou, Eleftheria
Publication date 2015
Chapter number 2
Total chapters 20
Start page 30
End page 48
Total pages 19
Publisher WorldShare Books
Place of Publication Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Summary Our remit for producing this chapter suggested a confluence between critical education theory and social constructionist approaches. Quite an invitation given the prospective trajectories involved! As both of us share backgrounds as practitioners (educational/school psychologists), we decided to draw the parameter for discussion around an aspect of education surprisingly seen in some circles as contentious or controversial in present day practice: the idea of being well in education. International education policy and practice is replete with political and community action geared to the promotion of wellbeing (in the UK e.g., Every Child Matters [DES, 2004]). This circumstance is not peculiar to the sociopolitical arena of education as the notion of supporting and maintaining a healthy and productive populace is today central to activities taking place across government sectors (e.g. social/community services, employment, housing, sport and recreation, etc.; Wellbeing in Four Policy Areas [New Economics Foundation, 2014]). And yet, concerns over the ways in which such activity have been delivered are mounting. Common amongst these protests are collective apprehensions around potential deleterious effects of one-size-fits-all methodologies and clinical models of personhood.
ISBN 9781938552335
Language eng
Field of Research 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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