Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Handbook of Positive Psychology in Schools by Richard Gilman

National surveys consistently reveal that an inordinate number of students report high levels of boredom, anger, and stress in school, which often leads to their disengagement from critical learning and social development. If the ultimate goal of schools is to educate young people to become responsible and critically thinking citizens who can succeed in life, understanding factors that stimulate them to become active agents in their own leaning is critical. A new field labeled "positive psychology" is one lens that can be used to investigate factors that facilitate a student's sense of agency and active school engagement. The purposes of this groundbreaking Handbook are to 1) describe ways that positive emotions, traits, and institutions promote school achievement and healthy social/emotional development 2) describe how specific positive-psychological constructs relate to students and schools and support the delivery of school-based services and 3) describe the application of positive psychology to educational policy making. By doing so, the book provides a long-needed centerpiece around which the field can continue to grow in an organized and interdisciplinary manner. Key features include: Comprehensive - this book is the first to provide a comprehensive review of what is known about positive psychological constructs and the school experiences of children and youth. Topical coverage ranges from conceptual foundations to assessment and intervention issues to service delivery models. Intrapersonal factors (e.g., hope, life satisfaction) and interpersonal factors (e.g., positive peer and family relationships) are examined as is classroom-and-school-level influences (e.g., student-teacher and school-community relations). Interdisciplinary Focus - this volume brings together the divergent perspectives, methods, and findings of a broad, interdisciplinary community of scholars whose work often fails to reach those working in contiguous fields. Chapter Structure - to insure continuity, flow, and readability chapters are organized as follows: overview, research summary, relationship to student development, examples of real-world applications, and a summarizing table showing implications for future research and practice. Methodologies - chapters feature longitudinal studies, person-centered approaches, experimental and quasi-experimental designs and mixed methods.

Buy Handbook of Positive Psychology in Schools by Richard Gilman from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780805863611
ISBN-10: 0805863613
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x 33mm)
Pages: 520
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 30-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Handbook of Positive Psychology in Schools by Richard Gilman

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Handbook of Positive Psychology in Schools book by Richard Gilman and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Richard Gilman

Rich Gilman is Coordinator of the Psychology and Special Education Programs in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati Medical School. E. Scott Huebner is Professor and Former Director of the School Psychology Program at the University of South Carolina. Michael J. Furlong is Chair of the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Books By Richard Gilman

Handbook of Positive Psychology in Schools by Richard Gilman
Hardback, March 2014
$425.70
Plays by Richard Gilman
Paperback, July 2002
$13.49
Making of Modern Drama by Richard Gilman
Paperback, January 2000
$41.39
Chekhov's Plays by Richard Gilman
Paperback, September 1997
$35.99