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Abstract

Prevalence rates of serious mental health issues for students at all levels of education are currently unprecedented. Teaching has been frequently identified as one of the most stressful professions. Educational institutions need to be transformed into positive spaces that promote overall wellbeing for students and teachers. This transformation requires a clear, purposeful, and imaginative new vision –Positive Education. Positive Education provides curriculum and instruction that fosters both the skills of wellbeing and academic achievement. Positive Education puts teachers in a better position to rise to the challenges of the profession, which in turn helps students flourish and learn. Teacher education programs are a critical place to further develop and implement the vision of Positive Education. Thus, the article makes the case for Positive Teacher Education.

DOI

10.15760/nwjte.2013.11.1.3

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25284

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