This article is written in response to a blog by Checker Finn who attacks both the self-esteem movement and also SEL in the bargain. The author, Marc Tucker, takes an objective look at Finn’s arguments and makes some international comparisons about the importance of social-emotional learning and values education.Source:
Marc Tucker, Education Week, July 5, 2017Description:
The social and emotional development of students is not a new goal for education or schools. It is as old as the hills—or Aristotle. That set of goals was probably more important than cognitive goals to the headmasters of Eton and Harrow when the Duke of Wellington went to school there. Self-discipline, teamwork, leadership and moral development were said to be the whole point of playing English rugby, which is why the Duke was famously but erroneously quoted as saying that the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of his alma mater.Read the full article here!