ERIC Number: ED469226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Building Learning Communities with Character: How To Integrate Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.
Novick, Bernard; Kress, Jeffrey S.; Elias, Maurice J.
Social and emotional learning and character education are complementary approaches to strengthening a person's ability to understand, manage, and express the social and emotional aspects of life and to organize action in a positive, goal-directed manner. This book is designed for administrators who need help in introducing programs to their schools, or have begun implementation but would like additional ideas. The book is organized around a problem-solving approach. After an overview chapter, the book continues with a discussion on readiness. The chapters following devote themselves to 8 steps of a particular problem-solving model used in schools for more than 2 decades. Each chapter begins with an overview of the step being covered and its specific usefulness. The bulk of each chapter is devoted to guidelines, activities, frameworks, rating scales, surveys, and other tools to facilitate implementation. The chapters conclude with a section called "Transitions: Review and a Look Ahead," where key points can be reviewed and ideas can be personalized to a particular school. Three appendices contain a quick course in social and emotional learning, including definitions and principles; an overview of the action-research cycle; and resources about social-emotional learning and character education. (Contains 35 references.) (RT)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Development, Interpersonal Competence, Social Cognition, Socialization
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.