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ERIC Number: ED563829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Ready for Work? How Afterschool Programs Can Support Employability through Social and Emotional Learning. Beyond the Bell: Research to Practice in the Afterschool and Expanded Learning Field
Devaney, Elizabeth; Moroney, Deborah
American Institutes for Research
Understanding the knowledge, attitudes, and skills that ultimately contribute to success in school, work, and life is a priority for educators and employers. Young people need a variety of important skills to be ready to work, including understanding key work habits and having a strong work ethic. But another aspect of employability has gained attention in recent years--the need for strong social and emotional skills in order to be successful in the workplace. Our series of briefs, "Beyond the Bell: Research to Action in the Afterschool and Expanded Learning Field," is designed to make research on the afterschool and expanded learning field accessible and easy to read. In our second brief in the series we define employability skills with a focus on social and emotional competencies and then present research on why they are important. We share how social and emotional learning programs and practices can support the development of these skills and how afterschool and expanded learning settings are an ideal place for this to happen. [For Brief No. 1, see ED563826; for Brief No. 3, see ED563831; for the planning tool, see ED563832.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; New York