This article reports on an interview and podcast with educational researcher Edward Fergus of Temple University on the impact of SEL on educational equity in school discipline practices. The findings noted that SEL held on "limited promise" in correcting existing inequities in school discipline.Source:
Jenny Abamu, EdSurge, April 10, 2018Description:
"Often we consider social-emotional learning as a tool for, or framework for, approaching how we create the types of climate and culture that kids need for them to be successful. There has to be a great deal of intentionality. What do we understand about the sort of competencies that are bound to social-emotional learning as they sit alongside different racial, ethnic, linguistic and cultural groups that are existing within our school systems?
One of the concepts in social-emotional competencies is problem-solving. So if we think about the notion of how we're trying to build that competency of problem-solving, how do we treat the different ways in which kids are bringing their own personalized experiences into how they make sense of problem-solving?" Read the full article here!