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ERIC Number: EJ1165227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1543-1223
Ready to Implement? How the Out-of-School Time Workforce Can Support Character Development through Social and Emotional Learning: A Review of the Literature and Future Directions
Moroney, Deborah A.; Devaney, Elizabeth
Journal of Character Education, v13 n1 p67-89 2017
This paper reviews the evidence on staff practices and quality programs that foster character development through social and emotional learning. The paper describes the state of the OST workforce, and barriers and opportunities to adding social and emotional learning to their job description. Specifically, the paper provides an overview of the literature on the characteristics of staff practices that yield positive youth outcomes and the readiness of the OST workforce to implement intentional opportunities for social and emotional learning. We explore current and potential future efforts in the field to prepare staff to incorporate practices that support social and emotional learning. The paper concludes with future directions for the field and recommendations for a research agenda to explore and understand the supports for staff that ultimately foster character development through social and emotional learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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