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Social and Emotional Learning
A Critical Appraisal



© 2013 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'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

- implementation

- outcomes

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

 
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

'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


'A scholarly and refreshing look at this rapidly growing field. Dr. Humphrey charts a clear course to improve research and increase the well-being of children throughout the world'

-Professor Mark T. Greenberg, Penn State University


'An intelligent, thoughtful and in-depth examination of the critical issues surrounding social and emotional learning from one of the leading researchers and thinkers in the field'

-Emeritus Professor Katherine Weare, University of Southampton


'Explains clearly and succinctly why SEL is important, what the research says and does not say about its impact on students, and what the implications are for the future' - Emeritus Professor Joseph A. Durlak, Loyola University of Chicago


'Given the extensive nature of SEL provision, the book is inclusive and wide ranging but also helps the reader to make important distinctions between different theoretical approaches, drivers and the plethora of different types of interventions. This book will be thought provoking for both practitioners and academics, and it provides an extremely useful text for anyone wishing to explore social and emotional learning'

Youth In Mind
http://youthinmind.info/py/yiminfo/BookLink.py?id=2198

Contrasting opinions and research findings are integral to each chapter, providing a stimulating and refreshing opportunity to reflect upon and re-evaluate social and emotional teaching and learning and associated outcomes. ?????

Sarah Mander, University of Wolverhampton
British Education Studies Association journal

The book provides an in-depth-overiew of latest research on this topic. It also gives ideas on what to focus in the future.

Mrs Julia Zuber
Paedagogik und paedagogische Psychologie , Johannes Kepler University of Linz
March 24, 2015

Essential reading for students writing in the area of SEL

Ms Kathy Evans
School of Education, Univeristy of South Wales
February 23, 2015

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter Sample: Introduction


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