The Impact of Enhancing Students’ Social and Emotional Learning: A Meta-Analysis of School-Based Universal Interventions

By Joseph Durlak, Roger Weissberg, Allison Dymnicki, Rebecca Taylor & Kriston Schellinger
July 12, 2016

This research report, published in 2011, is a frequently cited document in the field of social-emotional learning (SEL). The study looked at 213 school-based SEL programs designed for students in kindergarten through high school. Compared to controls, students who participated in these SEL programs demonstrated improved social and emotional skills, attitudes, behavior, and academic performance.

This report builds the case for the importance of evidence-based SEL programs in schools and will provide key background for any policymaker, school, or district leader, educator, or support staff looking to make the case for SEL in their school.

Source Organization: Child Development

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