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Social and Emotional Learning
A Critical Appraisal

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May 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 good overview of key issues will be a useful source for my students

Ms Kathy Stephenson
education childhood inclusion, Sheffield Hallam University
October 11, 2013

A comprehensive and critical exploration of SEL, the first of its kind as far as I am aware. An important text to develop future practitioners' awareness of some of the key thematic issues within education in relation to SEL.

Sasha Pleasance
Care & Learning Opportunities, South Devon College
August 14, 2013

great suggestions supported with theory

Miss Anita Chamberlain
Faculty of Education (Lancaster), University of Cumbria
July 11, 2013

An excellent analysis of SEL - this book has an ambitious remit, but the author achieves his aims with authority and conviction while maintaining a balanced and fair approach throughout. Suitable for a wide audience, from researchers to practitioners. Highly recommended.

Dr Judith Hebron
School of Education (ESI), University of Manchester
May 13, 2013

This book provides an insightful and important contribution to the contemporary educational issues encompassing social and emotional learning. The narrative text engages the reader in both the complexity and practical application of SEL. The author proposes a clear and articulate argument for greater interest from the academic and research community.

Mrs Sally Goldspink
Allied Health & Medicine, Anglia Ruskin University
April 30, 2013

An insightful look at a topic which any educator should be aware of.

Mr Neil Rutledge
Education (Carlisle), University of Cumbria
April 17, 2013
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