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ERIC Number: EJ915517
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Coordinating Social-Emotional and Character Development (SECD) Initiatives Improves School Climate and Student Learning
Elias, Maurice J.; DeFini, Jennifer; Bergmann, Jennifer
Middle School Journal (J3), v42 n1 p30-37 Sep 2010
Many schools attempt to implement multiple programs to promote positive young adolescent development; however, these programs are often fragmented and lack coordination. The authors describe an initiative designed to help schools coordinate their social-emotional and character development (SECD) efforts to improve school climate and help students build character increase academic performance. They provide a specific example of how one urban middle school coordinated its SECD programs and discuss outcomes related to student performance and school climate. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A