Future of Children

Social and Emotional Learning: A Policy Vision for the Future

Posted on July 10, 2017

Social and Emotional Learning: A Policy Vision for the Future
by Clark McKown

The social and emotional learning (SEL) project is nearing a critical moment. Depending in large part on what policy makers do next, it will either fulfill its potential to create a great public good, or it will fizzle. To fulfill its potential will require a coordinated SEL policy framework. Such a framework should achieve four things: set clear standards, create incentives for rigorous adoption of evidence-based SEL programs, require SEL coursework in teacher training programs, and support sustained investment in SEL research and development. To accomplish any of these things, we also need to develop rigorous, scalable, and useful SEL assessment systems that span prekindergarten through high school.


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