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A personal perspective on wellbeing

Lessons learned or insufficiently grasped?
ByMacBride George

This chapter provides a perspective on the development over half a century of ­culture, concepts, systems, policy and practice related to wellbeing in Scottish schools which, it is hoped, can inform forward thinking. A number of assumptions underlie this perspective:

While I recognise that wellbeing is a contested and often ill-defined concept, I accept as a working proposition Thorburn’s (Chapter 2) definition of wellbeing: