ERIC Number: EJ691165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
The Prevention of Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties in Schools: Teachers' Suggestions
Educational Psychology in Practice, v21 n1 p37-52 Mar 2005
Teachers are highly concerned about students with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (EBD). Lately, much emphasis has been given to the field of prevention in schools, through the Competence-Enhancement Perspective. Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) provide the necessary skills to be acquired by students. The current study explored Greek in-service teachers' perceptions of the most important cognitive, emotional and social skills students should possess, in order to prevent the occurrence of EBD. It was found that teachers emphasised the importance of emotional skills. The study acknowledges teachers' significant role in children's social and emotional learning and advocates their involvement in the design of skills programmes for EBD pupils.
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Problems, Teacher Role, Interpersonal Competence, Elementary School Teachers, Prevention, Emotional Development, Emotional Intelligence
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