New guide offers reviews of social-emotional learning programs

09/20/2012 | Education Week

A new review by the Chicago-based Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning highlights 23 programs aimed at promoting relationship building, self-control and problem solving among students in preschool and elementary school. According to the guide, many such programs had an impact on student behavior, but effects on academic performance and emotional distress were varied. The review was prompted by research showing that improved social and emotional skills may bolster achievement and reduce aggression, mental-health problems and drug and alcohol use in students.

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