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Title: Mental health promotion in schools : cross-cultural narratives and perspectives
Authors: Cefai, Carmel
Cooper, Paul
Keywords: Mental health
International education
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Sense Publishers
Citation: Cefai, C., & Cooper, P. (Eds.). (2017). Mental health promotion in schools : cross-cultural narratives and perspectives. Sense Publishers.
Abstract: “This is a timely book since mental health difficulties among children and young people are on the increase across the world. The editors, Carmel Cefai and Paul Cooper, are passionate about the crucial role to be played by schools in creating safe spaces in which to learn, develop and socialise. They have spent many years in the development of creative initiatives for the promotion of emotional health and well-being amongst young people. The editors bring an international perspective to the issue of mental health and youth and show how important it is to collaborate and share expertise and knowledge. Cefai and Cooper have assembled an impressive range of authors to share their knowledge and to show how initiatives can be adapted to a range of cultural contexts.” – Helen Cowie, Professor, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, UK “This is an important resource for educators, policy makers and practitioners across the social sciences. It highlights the importance of listening to the voices of young people, teachers and parents, and brings an evidence-base to light through the stories, experiences and views of those who are on the front-line of mental health promotion in schools: the students and key stakeholders. It builds upon a growing movement which not only recognises the value in what young people, their teachers and parents/caregivers can tell us about their experiences, but sets it clearly within the frameworks of: cross-cultural learning; the UN Rights of the Child; and the importance of mixed methods in telling the whole story. I unreservedly commend the reader to this book, as it will leave them with a resolve to ensure that the lived realities of young people and the school settings in which they work and play, are foregrounded: and not lost or forgotten in the quest for generalisability.” – Barbara Spears, Professor, School of Education, University of South Australia “I am very pleased to welcome an edited book drawing on cross-cultural contributions that embraces the combining of small scale narrative-qualitative with larger scale systematic studies of mental health promotion in schools. Not only does this bridge between an abstract and scientific approach and one drawing on participants’ and stakeholders’ perspectives, it enables improved use of research in school policy and practices.” – Brahm Norwich, Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter, UK
ISBN: 978-94-6351-053-0
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