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ERIC Number: ED505359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 40
Making the Case for Social and Emotional Learning and Service-Learning. ECS Issue Brief
Fredericks, Linda
Education Commission of the States (NJ1)
This report provides an overview and description of social and emotional learning (SEL) and service-learning (S-L) as tools to improve the lives and academic performance of students. It describes how the two practices are interrelated, and cites research evidence that supports the expanded use of both practices in the classroom. Also provided are descriptions of the essential elements required of successful SEL and S-L programs, examples of current successful programs, and a discussion of state activities and experiences. Lastly, the brief discusses a series of likely challenges that education leaders implementing SEL and S-L programs could face. The brief offers recommendations and advice for addressing such challenges and provides lists of available resources where more information can be found. It represents the first step of a new partnership of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the National Center for Learning and Citizenship (NCLC), and the Laboratory for Student Success (LSS). This partnership was formed to assist education leaders in integrating social and emotional learning and service-learning programs and policies into their states, districts and schools.
Education Commission of the States. ECS Distribution Center, 700 Broadway Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80203-3460. Tel: 303-299-3692; Fax: 303-296-8332; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning; Education Commission of the States; Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory, Laboratory for Student Success (ED)