Handbook of Social and Emotional Learning

Handbook of Social and Emotional Learning

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The burgeoning multidisciplinary field of social and emotional learning (SEL) now has a comprehensive and definitive handbook covering all aspects of research, practice, and policy. The prominent editors and contributors describe state-of-the-art intervention and prevention programs designed to build students' skills for managing emotions, showing concern for others, making responsible decisions, and forming positive relationships. Conceptual and scientific underpinnings of SEL are explored and its relationship to children's and adolescents' academic success and mental health examined. Issues in implementing and assessing SEL programs in diverse educational settings are analyzed in depth, including the roles of school- and district-level leadership, teacher training, and school-family partnerships.An additional sample of children who were not in the foster care system was also included as a comparison group. ... Sessions took place in familiesa#39; homes and followed procedures outlined in a structured training manual. ... To date, the efficacy of this intervention model has only been tested with high-risk samples of children and families in the foster care system. ... For example, evaluation of the Playing and Learning Strategies (PALS) program with low-income families found anbsp;...

Title:Handbook of Social and Emotional Learning
Author:Joseph A. Durlak, Celene E. Domitrovich, Roger P. Weissberg, Thomas P. Gullotta
Publisher:Guilford Publications - 2015-04-28


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