Positive Schooling and Child Development

International Perspectives

  • Sibnath Deb

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Cheryl Maykel, Johanna deLeyer-Tiarks, Melissa A. Bray
    Pages 27-40
  3. Victoria G. Lidchi
    Pages 41-68
  4. Amity Noltemeyer, Erin A. Harper, Anthony G. James
    Pages 93-102
  5. Nilanjana Sanyal
    Pages 103-114
  6. Ana Carina Stelko-Pereira, Jessica Elena Valle, Lucia C. A. Williams
    Pages 269-285
  7. Sridipa Sinha, Sutripta Banerjee
    Pages 421-435

About this book


This volume discusses the importance of positive schooling in producing responsible and potentially productive adults. Students are generally more motivated to do well and to realize their full potential in schools that have a positive schooling climate, where they feel safe, included and supported. Nevertheless, the reality in today's schools is very different. This volume discusses the major challenges faced by children and adolescents in schools, including problems with curricula, safety issues, lack of inclusive policies, non-availability of teachers, ineffective teaching, insensitivity towards students’ issues, improper evaluation methods, harmful disciplinary measures, and so on. Experts in child psychology and education discuss these issues at length in this volume and offer viable solutions for policymakers, school administrators, teachers and parents to make suitable changes and create a positive atmosphere in educational institutions. This volume further discusses the role of various stakeholders---school principals, teachers, counsellors and psychologists---in addressing these challenges. In addition, it raises other, emerging issues which have not been covered in previous volumes on this topic and offers evidence-based suggestions to address them. 

The intended readership of the volume is researchers and students of psychology, education, sociology, social work and public health, and school teachers, administrators and teacher-trainers. 


extra-curricular activities mental health support systems including students with disabilities student feedback mechanisms academic stress adolescent reproductive health education parental involvement in positive schooling student motivation disciplining in schools teacher motivation developmental disabilities bullying in schools

Editors and affiliations

  • Sibnath Deb
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied PsychologyPondicherry UniversityPuducherryIndia

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