Promoting school health by means of social-emotional and character Education

Jon Kasler, Maurice J. Elias

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Social-emotional learning (SEL) is a major component of school curricula in many countries today. Proponents have also conceptualized it as part of school health. In this article, we review historical antecedents, examine the reasons for the impact of social-emotional learning, and discuss major trends in SEL pedagogy, including decision making, safety, and school health. Finally, we suggest a possible addition to the SEL toolbox, in the form of the Personal Moral Compass, to further enhance its potency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEmotional Intelligence
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Evidence from Psychophysiological, Educational and Organizational Perspectives
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781634635790
ISBN (Print)9781634635592
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)


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