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ERIC Number: EJ1141810
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-6543
A Review of Classwide or Universal Social, Emotional, Behavioral Programs for Students in Kindergarten
Sabey, Christian V.; Charlton, Cade T.; Pyle, Daniel; Lignugaris-Kraft, Benjamin; Ross, Scott W.
Review of Educational Research, v87 n3 p512-543 Jun 2017
The purpose of this article is to synthesize the existing research on classwide social, emotional, and behavioral programs for kindergarten students. The researchers identified 26 studies in peer-reviewed journals and dissertation databases to review. Each study was examined and coded in terms of study characteristics, strength of evidence, and quality of evidence. The interventions represented in the studies were grouped into four categories: social-emotional learning, behavioral, coping skills, and other. The studies of behavioral interventions demonstrated the strongest effects on increasing prosocial behavior and decreasing antisocial behavior. These studies also included the highest quality of research. The social-emotional learning intervention studies consistently demonstrated weaker effects and lower quality research. The remaining categories included too few studies to draw meaningful conclusions. Implications for practice and future research regarding classwide kindergarten social, emotional, and behavioral interventions are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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