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A fleeting history of happiness: children's perspectives

Cullingford, Cedric (2008) A fleeting history of happiness: children's perspectives. Education 3-13, 36 (2). pp. 153-160. ISSN 0300-4279

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Abstract

The concept of well-being has become part of the Government's agenda, with reports and books suggesting that happiness can be manipulated and that it is in the political interest to promote it. This instrumental view of well-being is examined in the light of children's experiences and their comments on them. These representative attitudes are compared with the accumulated wisdom of philosophers and the changing attitudes to happiness over time.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > L Education (General)
Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2008 09:27
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2010 04:49
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/2613

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