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Developing the Emotionally Literate School

Developing the Emotionally Literate School

First Edition

October 2003 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The author defines concepts and terms in ways that make sense to practitioners, outlines the scientific evidence behind the concept, explores ways in which schools can become more emotionally literate, and demonstrates the educational benefits. The book is a practical and up-to-date account of ways in which schools can use emotional literacy to realize their goals of school improvement and effectiveness, increased learning, more efficient management of teaching and learning, and improved relationships.

What is Emotional Literacy and Why is it Important to Schools?
What Are We Aiming At? What Competences Are We Trying to Develop? In What Key Ways Can Schools Help Develop These Competences?
Some Key Principles for Developing Emotional Literacy in Schools
Emotional Literacy and Learning
What Kind of Schools Promote Emotional Literacy?
Profiling, Assessing and Evaluating Emotional Literacy
Wider Support for the Emotionally Literate School
The Role of Local Education Authorities and Healthy School Approaches

Key Steps in Becoming a More Emotionally Literate School

Contacts for Developing Emotional Literacy and Emotional Well-Being in Schools

`As someone with an interest in emotional literacy and in developing emotional literacy work in schools, I found this book an impressive resource. I would recommend it for those interested in this area, those working within schools on emotional literacy, and for school staff interested in developing their schools as emotionally literature organizations' - Debate

'Visionary and easy to read.' - Young Minds Magazine

Selected this text for our newly verified creative curriculum Module and it has proved very useful with lots of pointers and ideas for the students to reflect on.

Mrs Terrie Blaszczyk
Froebel College, Roehampton University
April 16, 2018

We discussed ideas in this book at length as one day was focusing on emotional literacy.

The feedback at the end of the day was positive and several students bought the book and did their assignment particularly on emotional literacy.

Consequently this book is classed as essential reading for the behaviour for learning course.

Ms Susan Pybus
teaching and learning, The learning institute
April 10, 2013

Useful text but the author could have considered the research that has been carried out about the negatives and possible disadvantages about certain interventions that target social and emotional learning (SEAL).

Miss Alyson Lewis
Newport School of Education, University of Wales, Newport
March 26, 2013

I teach a module on emotional intelligence in a learning environment and this very informative book is one of the key reading text.

Ms Kathy Stephenson
education childhood inclusion, Sheffield Hallam University
June 29, 2012

Sample Materials & Chapters

PDF file of Chapter 7

Katherine Weare

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