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ERIC Number: EJ810405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Emotional Literacy in the Primary Classroom: Teacher Perceptions and Practices
Perry, Lorraine; Lennie, Clare; Humphrey, Neil
Education 3-13, v36 n1 p27-37 Feb 2008
Despite a large amount of research into the impact of improved emotional literacy (EL) on various outcomes in pupils, there have been few studies exploring the perspectives of teachers. In this exploratory case study of a primary school in the north-west of England, which incorporated questionnaires and interviews with teachers, focus groups with pupils and classroom observations, we sought to explore teachers' perceptions of what constitutes emotional literacy, how this is practiced and modelled in the classroom, what factors influenced the development of EL initiatives and their perceptions of the benefits of improved EL. Key themes that emerged from the data are presented and discussed in the context of developing emotional literacy in schools. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Primary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)