Journal article

Learning to 'become somebody well': Challenges for educational policy

Johanna Wyn

AUSTRALIAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHER | SPRINGER | Published : 2007

Abstract

This article argues that education has a role in promoting young people's wellbeing. It draws on research on young people's lives to highlight the changing world for which educators prepare young people. While older educational agendas such as literacies and numeracy remain significant, it is argued that education is increasingly important for its role in assisting young people to develop the capacities and skills that will enable them to live well and that will enhance social cohesion. Although these more recent social agendas are often acknowledged in significant policy documents, their enactment in schools is compromised by economistic policy imperatives that see young people primarily in..

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