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ERIC Number: EJ825530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
Lessons from a New Science? On Teaching Happiness in Schools
Suissa, Judith
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v42 n3-4 p575-590 Aug-Nov 2008
Recent media reports about new programmes for "happiness lessons" in schools signal a welcome concern with children's well-being. However, as I shall argue, the presuppositions of the discourse in which many of these proposals are framed, and their orientation towards particular strands of positive psychology, involve ideas about human life that are, in an important sense, anti-educational.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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