'A landmark book for SEL. It provides an even-handed, scholarly appraisal of the latest research. This major contribution will advance SEL science, improve school-based practice, and benefit many students' -Professor Roger Weissberg, University of Illinois at Chicago
This important new book provides the first in-depth, authoritative and balanced examination of the critical issues pervading Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). The book highlights strengths and flaws in SEL theory and research, and sets the agenda for the next generation of inquiry.
The book investigates key topics such as:
- definitions and conceptualization
- origins and influences
- international policy and practice
- assessment and monitoring
It will be valuable to researchers, policy-makers, students, teachers, and anyone interested in the role of schools play in promoting children's social and emotional wellbeing.
Neil Humphrey is Professor of Psychology of Education at the University of Manchester
Neil Humphrey is Professor of Psychology of Education at the University of Manchester.
Introduction Overview Rationale For The Text What is SEL? A Taxonomy of SEL Why Has SEL Become So Popular? What can Research Tell Us About SEL? The Importance of Implementation The Structure of this Book Notes on Voice, Terminology and Textual Features What Do We Mean by Social and Emotional Learning? Overview The Prevailing Definition of SEL The Universalist Approach (And Its Potential Problems) What Is The Nature Of The Skills Imparted Through SEL? The Broader Discourse - Diversity Or Dilution? Mapping SEL And Associated Concepts The Backbone Of SEL Mental Health And Well-being How Does SEL Work? An Analysis Of The Logic Model Direct Links Between SEL And School Outcomes Indirect Links Between SEL And School Outcomes Further Reading Origins and Influences Overview The Historical Rools of SEL Progressive Education The Interplay Between Emotions And Reason The Influence Of Social, Emotional And Multiple Intelligences The Self-esteem Movement A Youth In Crisis Evidence For Hope Rather Than Despair Risk, Protection And Resilience The Field Of School-based Prevention The Political and Financial Drivers of SEL Further Reading SEL Around the World Overview The United States England Northern Ireland Australia Sweden Singapore Convergences And Divergences in SEL Across The World - An Analysis Further Reading Assessment Overview The Importance Of Assessment Key Issues In Assessing SEL A Selected Anthology Of Measures Of Social And Emotional Competence In Children And Young People Beyond Social And Emotional Competence - What Else Should Be Assessed? Further Reading Implementation Overview Implementation Matters Elements Of Implementation Factors Affecting Implementation Bringing It All Together - The Implementation Quality Framework Further Reading Outcomes of SEL Overview What Does The Research Tell Us About The Impact of SEL On Outcomes For Children And Young People? Key Issues In Interpreting SEL Outcome Research Interpreting SEL Evaluation Studies With Null Results: A Framework Further Reading Conclusion Overview Examine The Orthodoxy Of SEL Future Directions Final Thoughts Further Reading References Index