Asian Journal of Counselling



Enhancing Connectedness in Australian Children and Young People

2011.第18卷第1及2期(Vol. 18 Nos. 1 & 2).pp. 15–39
 

Enhancing Connectedness in Australian Children and Young People

提升澳洲兒童和青年人的聯繫感

Sue ROFFEY

Abstract

This article looks at the importance of connectedness in the lives of children and young people and what this means for promoting both individual resilience and healthy communities. The focus is specifically on the role of education in helping students feel a sense of inclusive belonging in school and what teachers can do to enhance positive and healthy relationships. The article outlines the impetus for focusing on these issues in Australian education together with recent research that argues for an ecological framework in which authentic belonging is embedded across all parts of a school system. It gives specific examples of how connectedness is being developed in schools and educational jurisdictions across the country.

Keywords: school belonging; student engagement; social capital

摘要

本文探討聯繫感對兒童和青年人生活的重要性,以及它對促進個人抗逆力和社區健康的意義。文章集中討論在學校裏,為了促進學生的歸屬感,教育可以擔當甚麼角色,以及教師如何促進正向和健康的關係。本文亦會概述推動澳洲教育界重視這些議題的動力,並綜合一些近期研究,這些研究均提出能讓學校制度中每個環節都融入真正歸屬感的生態環境。最後,本文亦會舉例說明如何在學校裏和全國的教育管轄區內發展聯繫感。

關鍵詞:學校歸屬感;學生參與;社會資本