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ERIC Number: EJ1122768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Mindfulness Goes to School: Things Learned (So Far) from Research and Real-World Experiences
Semple, Randye J.; Droutman, Vita; Reid, Brittany Ann
Psychology in the Schools, v54 n1 p29-52 Jan 2017
Mindfulness-based curricula are being implemented in K-12 schools across the nation. Many of these programs, although well considered and implemented, have little or no research support for their effectiveness. Recognizing the paucity of published research in this area, a sampling of school-based programs currently being implemented in the schools is reviewed. The programs reviewed are "Inner Explorer," "Master Mind" and "Moment Program," "Mindfulness and Mind-Body Skills for Children," "Mindful Schools," "Resilient Kids," "Still Quiet Place," "Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Curriculum" and "Mindful Moment," and "Wellness and Resilience Program." We offer a summary of research support for each program and discussion of unpublished, mostly qualitative indicators of feasibility, acceptability, efficacy, and effectiveness. Strengths and limitations of each program are described, along with suggestions for bolstering informative and useful research. We encourage researchers, educators, and mindfulness practitioners to work collaboratively to conduct rigorous program evaluations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: UL1RR031986