Silos to symphonies: social work and its contribution to student wellbeing programs within a Victorian Catholic School

Testa, Doris (2010) Silos to symphonies: social work and its contribution to student wellbeing programs within a Victorian Catholic School. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

Schools of today are very much about preparing young people to function as productive members of society. Schools equip young people with the skills and knowledge needed to participate in the social, economic and cultural life of their local, national and global communities. Alongside a vocational role schools have another role. This role is to provide a health promoting setting within which students can develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to live healthy lives both in the short and long term. Using a case study, this thesis examines how a cross-disciplinary collaboration between teaching and social work can negotiate the global, national and local policy trends that require schools to focus on both vocational pathways and student wellbeing needs.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/16068
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1607 Social Work
Current > FOR Classification > 1301 Education Systems
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Current > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Keywords social work, student wellbeing programs, vocational pathways, education policy, health, wellbeing, Catholic schools, Catholic education, primary schools, primary education, cross-disciplinary, curriculum, St. Paul’s Model, St Paul’s Primary School, West Sunshine, Sunshine West, Victoria, Victorian
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