ERIC Number: EJ1120711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Social and Emotional Learning through a Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Based After-School Program for Disengaged Middle-School Boys
Gordon, Barrie; Jacobs, Jenn M.; Wright, Paul M.
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v35 n4 p358-369 Oct 2016
This study examined a long-term afterschool leadership program situated in a Midwestern university town in the US. The activity-based program for boys considered to be disengaged with school and at risk for dropping out of education, was based on the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) model. The program curriculum was strongly aligned with the social and emotional learning (SEL) theoretical framework. The study sought to identify the learning(s) that occurred and the impact of participation for participants. The key findings were that 1) the pedagogical approach and strategies of TPSR when implemented with a high level of fidelity align strongly with the SEL framework; 2) the structure and design of this TPSR based program was an important ingredient in the school's overall approach to supporting SEL among students, and 3) a number of SEL outcomes were identified as a result of participation in this program.
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Social Responsibility, After School Programs, Males, At Risk Students, Outcomes of Education, Middle School Students, Program Effectiveness, Alignment (Education), Program Design
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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