Back-to-school stress affects thousands of students and parents each year. With only one week of summer remaining and school bells across the region about to signal the start of another school year, anxiety levels among some students and parents are once again on the rise.
The following education experts from Western University are available to media for commentary on the many potential sources of these stresses, and for advice on how parents and students can deal with anxieties related to heading back to school.
Jacqueline A. Specht, Professor, Faculty of Education
Areas of expertise: inclusive education; students with exceptionalities; participation of children in the school system; teacher/student experiences in diverse classrooms
Isha DeCoito, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education
Areas of expertise: scientific and technological literacy; science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education; international education
Michael Kehler, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education
Areas of expertise: masculinities; body image and sociology of the body; boys education; physical education
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