The Real Happiness in Education

The Inclusive Curriculum

Authored by: Isabel Lopez-Cobo , Inmaculada Gómez-Hurtado , Mel Ainscow

The Routledge Handbook of Positive Communication

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  January  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138633278
eBook ISBN: 9781315207759
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315207759-35

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Abstract

Nowadays, increasingly we hear about the discourse that advocates in favor of doing as much as we can so that students will be happy at schools. This approach has caused many reactions within the academic field, since in certain contexts happiness has started to be misunderstood. As for schools, in good, though wrong, faith, they foster the segregation of pupils according to their levels of academic performance, disabilities, race … and justifying this separation based on, what they consider, a pupil needs to be happy.

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