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ERIC Number: EJ968053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
SEL as a Component of a Literature Class to Improve Relationships, Behavior, Motivation, and Content Knowledge
Shechtman, Zipora; Abu Yaman, Mary
American Educational Research Journal, v49 n3 p546-567 Jun 2012
The study assesses the effect of social and emotional learning (SEL) integrated in a literature class, named here "affective teaching," as compared to conventional teaching. Dependent variables include relationships, behavior, motivation to learn, and content knowledge. Participants were 36 teacher trainees in one college in Israel and 1,137 fifth and sixth grade students from 36 classrooms in 12 schools. A hierarchical model of analyses (Mixed Models) was used to assess children's gains in the two teaching conditions. Results indicated significantly more improvement on all measures for children in the affective teaching condition compared to control. Relationships and behavior were significantly associated with children's gains in motivation and content knowledge. The discussion focuses on the importance of SEL for children's development and the potential contribution of affective teaching as a modality of social and emotional learning. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Grade 6; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel