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ERIC Number: ED568889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug-24
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Making Whole-Child Education the Norm: How Research and Policy Initiatives Can Make Social and Emotional Skills a Focal Point of Children's Education
García, Emma; Weiss, Elaine
Economic Policy Institute
The importance of so-called noncognitive skills--which include abilities and traits such as critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, social skills, persistence, creativity, and self-control--manifests itself in multiple ways throughout life. This policy brief, which focuses on a set of skills that can and should be taught in schools, is based on a body of scholarly literature that tends to use the term "noncognitive skills" over others. Various fields and experts call them social and emotional skills, behavioral skills, inter- and intra-personal skills, and life skills, among other terms, but this brief does not aim to settle this issue. This brief explains why it is so important to incorporate these skills into the goals and components of public education, and lays out the steps necessary to make that happen.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Economic Policy Institute
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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