Publication Date: April 15, 2004
In this groundbreaking book, nationally recognized leaders in education and psychology examine the relationships between social emotional education and school success—specifically focusing on interventions that enhance student learning. Offering scientific evidence and practical examples, this volume points out the many benefits of social emotional learning programs, including:
Joseph E. Zins is Professor of Education at the University of Cincinnati and a Leadership Team member of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). Roger P. Weissberg is a Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Executive Director of CASEL. Margaret C. Wang was the founder and Director of the Center for Research in Human Development and Education at Temple University. Herbert J. Walberg is Emeritus Professor of Education and Psychology at UIC.
“Today’s growing emphasis on academic success and school accountability makes SEL programs more relevant—and useful—to schools than ever before. This groundbreaking book belongs on the shelves of all who are interested in giving students essential tools to succeed.”
From the Foreword by Daniel Goleman
“An excellent, authoritative collection of the best ideas, programs, and expert advice available in the field of social and emotional learning. This book is both scholarly and practical.”
—Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard University
“Recommended reading for new and experienced educators, mental health professionals, and anyone interested in learning more about promoting the healthy development of children.”
—Marsha Kline Pruett, Yale University School of Medicine, Law and Psychiatry and Yale Child Study Center
"This book offers valuable research showing social and emotional learning as more than 'touchy-feely'—it is at the heart of academic achievement. This is a must-read for anyone who cares about the whole child."
—Paul Houston, Executive Director, American Association of School Administrators