This review, authored by CASEL collaborators Joseph Mahoney, Joseph Durlak, and Roger Weissberg, summarizes results from four large-scale meta-analyses (i.e., analyses of hundreds of experimental and comparison group studies) on student outcomes related to participating in school-based SEL programs.Source:
Joseph L. Mahoney, Joseph A. Durlak, and Roger P. Weissberg, Kappan, November 26, 2018Description:
"Educators and policy makers may wonder whether researchers have documented the effectiveness of SEL programs in bringing about these positive outcomes. To answer this question, we’ve examined four large-scale meta-analyses on student outcomes related to participating in school-based SEL programs. (A meta-analysis is a statistical method of synthesizing many previous efforts to measure the effectiveness of a given program; it’s a way of pooling together all of the available research findings and boiling them down to a single, overall assessment.) The sum total of the existing evidence, we found, strongly suggests that SEL programs do, in fact, have significant benefits for participating students."Read the full article here!