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ERIC Number: EJ1145078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1054-8289
Social and Emotional Learning Programs for Adolescents
Yeager, David S.
Future of Children, v27 n1 p73-94 Spr 2017
Adolescents may especially need social and emotional help. They are learning how to handle new demands in school and social life while dealing with new, intense emotions (both positive and negative), and they are increasingly feeling that they should do so without adult guidance. Social and emotional learning (SEL) programs are one way to help them navigate these difficulties. SEL programs try to help adolescents cope with their difficulties more successfully by improving "skills" and "mindsets," and they try to create respectful school environments that young people want to be a part of by changing the school's "climate." In this article, David Yeager defines those terms and explains the changes that adolescents experience with the onset of puberty. Then he reviews a variety of SEL programs to see what works best with this age group.
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and The Brookings Institution. 267 Wallace Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. Tel: 609-258-6979; e-mail:; Web site:
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Language: English
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