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ERIC Number: ED558022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Social and Emotional Skills for Life and Career: Policy Levers That Focus on the Whole Child. Policy Snapshot
Yoder, Nick
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders
Although Employers and colleges want candidates who are motivated and adaptable, are able to work well in teams and communicate effectively, have a strong work ethic, have solid interpersonal skills, and are strategic in their planning skills. Schools need to place a greater emphasis on social and emotional skills for students to prepare them for work and for life. In this policy snapshot, we summarize existing research about the effects of education on students' social and emotional skills and identify important state and district policy considerations for initiating and integrating social and emotional learning, as well as for preparing and developing teachers and administrators to focus on the whole child. The brief includes examples from various states and districts, including the following: (1) Anchorage School District (Alaska); (2) Austin Independent School District (Texas); (3) California's Core Districts; (4) Illinois; (5) Kansas; (6) New York; (7) Pennsylvania; and (8) West Virginia.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at American Institutes for Research
Identifiers - Location: Alaska; California; Illinois; Kansas; New York; Pennsylvania; Texas; West Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act