ERIC Number: EJ1049530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Promoting Social-Emotional Learning in Adolescent Latino ELLs: A Study of the Culturally Adapted "Strong Teens" Program
Castro-Olivo, Sara M.
School Psychology Quarterly, v29 n4 p567-577 Dec 2014
The current study evaluated the effects of the culturally adapted "Jóvenes Fuertes" ("Strong Teens") Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) program on the social-emotional outcomes of Latino English language learners (ELLs). A quasi-experimental design with random assignment by classrooms was used to assess the intervention's effects on students' knowledge of SEL and resiliency. A sample of 102 Spanish-dominant Latino ELLs enrolled in middle or high school participated in this study. The results indicated significant intervention effects on SEL knowledge and social-emotional resiliency. The findings are discussed in terms of their implications for preventive, culturally responsive SEL programs in school settings.
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Hispanic American Students, English Language Learners, Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Awareness, Middle School Students, High School Students, Intervention, Program Evaluation, Quasiexperimental Design, Resilience (Psychology), Spanish, Program Effectiveness, Measures (Individuals), Rating Scales, Bilingual Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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