International Journal of Emotional Education

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Vol. 9, No. 2, November

Preventing Depression in Adolescence through Social and Emotional Learning
First submission 14th August 2017; Accepted for publication 7h November 2017.A major health concern in young peopleDepression is a major and increasingly frequent health problem among young people (WHO, 2017). Adolescence is a peak time for the first...
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The ASPIRE Principles and Pedagogy for the Implementation of Social and Emotional Learning and the Development of Whole School Well-Being
IntroductionWith the rise of mental health concerns and dysfunctional relationships in families, workplaces and communities, social and emotional learning is being adopted in education systems across the world (e.g., Littlefield, Cavanagh, Knapp, &...
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Does Diversity in Society Inevitably Lead to a Rise in Xenophobia among Children and Young People?
Diversity in societyAt a time of mass movements of people from war-torn and economically-deprived countries to Europe, during a period of economic austerity and uncertainty, caused by a global financial downturn, the issue of diversity is high on the...
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Editorial
This special edition is composed mainly of papers presented at the sixth European Network for Social and Emotional Competence (ENSEC) Conference hosted by Örebro University in collaboration with the city of Gothenburg and held in Stockholm in June, 2017....
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Ollie and the Magic Workshop
2.Ollie and the Magic Workshop Author: Alison Knowles Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London Year of Publication: 2017 ISBN: 978-178592-241-1In an era where children are experiencing a huge range of emotional difficulties, therapist Alison Knowles...
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Social Perception Training: Improving Social Competence by Reducing Cognitive Distortions
IntroductionIn recent years, a considerable number of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programs have been introduced. They are designed to promote social and emotional competencies, and decrease behaviour problems, in children and adolescents (Durlak,...
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Students' Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties: The Role of Teachers' Social and Emotional Learning and Teacher-Student Relationships
IntroductionThe international literature provides rich evidence about the foundational role of Emotional Intelligence (EI), and the related Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in forming positive relationships in schools (Elias, 1997). At the same time...
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Cultural Perspective on Parenting, Trait Emotional Intelligence and Mental Health in Taiwanese Children
IntroductionThe term 'emotional intelligence' (EI) describes adaptive interpersonal as well as intrapersonal functioning (Kirk, Schutte, & Hine, 2008), and has attracted substantial interest within psychological research. Two EI constructs are generally...
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Social and Emotional Learning for Children with Learning Disability: Implications for Inclusion
IntroductionStudents with Learning Disability (LD) are identified through difficulties in academic work, mainly reading, writing, and/or calculation difficulties (also called Specific Learning Difficulties or Specific Learning Disorder (American Psychiatric...
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Emotional and Meta-Emotional Intelligence as Predictors of Adjustment Problems in Students with Specific Learning Disorders
IntroductionDiversity and social inclusion are two highly topical themes in schools. School cannot be considered only as a learning place, since it is the context where first peer comparison takes place, and where children and adolescents have their...
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Promoting Young Children´s Emotional Health and Wellbeing. A Practical Guide for Professionals and Parents
1. Promoting Young Children's Emotional Health and Wellbeing. A Practical Guide for Professionals and Parents Author: Sonia Mainstone-Cotton Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London & Philadelphia Year of Publication: 2017 ISBN: 978-178592-054-7One...
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Resilience in Preschool Children – the Perspectives of Teachers, Parents and Children
IntroductionThere are various definitions of the term 'resilience' in the literature, but usually, we can find two basic criteria in most definitions, namely, a significant threat or serious difficulties/adversity on the one hand, and positive adaptation...
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All You Need Is Love. Celebrating Families of All Shapes and Sizes
3. All you need is love. Celebrating families of all shapes and sizes. Author: Shanni Collins Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London & Philadelphia Year of Publication: 2017 ISBN: 978-178592-251-0The traditional concept of family that, over...
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Vol. 9, No. 1, 2017

Editorial
The provision of mental health services for children and young people exacts a heavy economic burden, particularly as the identification of mental health difficulties among children and young people has been increasing in recent years. Social and emotional...
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A Benefit-Cost Analysis of a Long-Term Intervention on Social and Emotional Learning in Compulsory School
IntroductionEducation and youth development researchers have increasingly focused on social and emotional competencies due to evidence that these competencies have importance for students' success in school and life (Durlak et al., 2011; Heckman &...
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Inferential Style, School Teachers, and Depressive Symptoms in College Students
IntroductionTeaching behavior has an influence on academic (Perry, Donohue & Weinstein, 2007), psychosocial (Perry et al., 2007), and mental health outcomes including depressive symptoms (Pittard, Pössel, & Smith, 2015; Pössel, Rudasill, Adelson,...
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Teachers' Perceptions of Kindness at School
IntroductionProsocial behaviour is important within school contexts, especially as schools are settings where frequent interpersonal interactions take place among individuals from diverse socioeconomic, social, and ethnic backgrounds and where interpersonal...
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Investigation on the Practice of the Functional Behavioral Assessment: Survey of Educators and Their Experiences in the Field
IntroductionIn 1997, the President of the United States of America (USA), William Jefferson Clinton, signed the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA; U.S. Department of Education, 2015) that included new standards...
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How Do People with Intellectual Disability Describe the Experience of Falling in Love?
IntroductionThe first experiences of love in adolescence are often fascinating, captivating, and total (Riela et al., 2010). Falling in love is a special experience to young adults who are learning about life in a romantic relationship (Määttä &...
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Supporting Teachers in Relational Pedagogy and Social Emotional Education: A Qualitative Exploration
IntroductionWith growing concern about the prevalence of childhood social-emotional problems, teachers are increasingly expected to take on pedagogical responsibility for students' proficiency in the social-emotional domain (Selman, 2003). A frequently...
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Extended Paper: Reconceptualising Foundational Assumptions of Resilience: A Cross-Cultural, Spatial Systems Domain of Relevance for Agency and Phenomenology in Resilience
IntroductionThe concept of resilience in developmental and educational psychology rests on fundamental spatial assumptions that require further interrogation. There is firstly a spatial preunderstanding or metaphor built into conceptions of resilience...
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Short Research Report: Cyberbullying Levels of Impact in a Special School Setting
Cyberbullying is defined as "an aggressive, intentional act carried out by a group or individual, using electronic forms of contact, repeatedly and over time against a victim who cannot easily defend him or herself' (Smith et al., 2008, p. 376). There...
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Highly Using Poetry to Promote Talking and Healing
1. Highly Using Poetry to Promote Talking and Healing Author: Pooky Knightsmith Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London & Philadelphia Year of Publication: 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78592-053-0Pooky Knightsmith's book is a timely and practical guide...
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School Bullying: Teachers Helping Students Cope
2. School bullying: Teachers helping students cope. London: Routledge. Author: Phillip T. Slee Publisher: Routledge, London Year of Publication: 2017 ISBN: 978-1-1389-1193-2Educators' and parents' as well as policy makers' concerns about bullying of...
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How to Prevent and Tackle Bullying and School Violence: Evidence and Practices for Strategies for Inclusive and Safe Schools, NESET II Report
3. How to Prevent and Tackle Bullying and School Violence: Evidence and Practices for Strategies for Inclusive and Safe Schools, NESET II report Author: Paul Downes & Carmel Cefai Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg Year...
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Vol. 8, No. 2, November

Special Issue: SEL Training, Intervention and Research Worldwide
There is no doubt, at the time of this writing, that social-emotional learning (SEL) is becoming a world-wide phenomenon (Durlak, Domitrovich, Weissberg, & Gullotta, 2015). Many readers may be more familiar with SEL by another name: Character Education,...
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Teachers' Voices on Social Emotional Learning: Identifying the Conditions That Make Implementation Possible
IntroductionRecent research has found that social and emotional learning (SEL) interventions have a positive impact on student performance (Bisquerra, 2009; Durlak, Domitrovich, Weissberg & Gullotta, 2015; Durlak, Weissberg, Dymnicki, Taylor, &...
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Predictors of Rater Bias in the Assessment of Social-Emotional Competence
IntroductionNearly 20% of youth in the United States have a mental, emotional, or behavioral problem (Kessler et. al, 2012). The presence of a mental, emotional, or behavioral problem makes it less likely that a young person will reach important developmental...
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Promoting Social and Emotional Competencies among Young Children in Croatia with Preschool PATHS
IntroductionSocial and emotional competencies encompass the ability to navigate the challenges of interacting with others in ways that facilitate getting one's own needs met, forming satisfying mutually-respectful relationships, solving problems involving...
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The Lions Quest Program in Turkey: Teachers' Views and Classroom Practices
Evidence-based research on the impact of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) in schools has shown many positive outcomes (Durlak et al., 2010; Greenberg et al., 2003; Payton et al., 2000). Programs available for teachers to develop SEL skills in children...
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Warming the Emotional Climate of the Classroom: Can Teachers' Social-Emotional Skills Change?
IntroductionThe ability to be aware of, understand, facilitate, and manage emotions in oneself and others involves a sophisticated set of measurable skills known as emotional intelligence (EQ, Bar-On, 1997; Mayer, Caruso, & Salovey, 1999). Emotional...
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Mainland Chinese Primary and Middle-School Students' Social and Emotional Wellbeing
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)IntroductionStudents' social and emotional wellbeing is of global topical interest, as represented by burgeoning literature in the USA, UK, Europe and Australia (Lendrum & Humphrey, 2015), government...
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Social and Emotional Learning in the Greek Educational System: An Ithaca Journey
IntroductionSocial-emotional learning is a fundamental prerequisite for the positive adjustment and the well-being of school community members. It involves children's and adults' acquisition and effective application of the necessary knowledge, attitudes,...
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Book Reviews
While the latter three books being reviewed here are directly aimed as being resources for teachers, it is arguable that the first reviewed book on highly sensitive people in an insensitive world is also an apt domain for teachers to reflect upon. The...
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Vol. 8, No. 1, April

Special Issue: Social and Emotional Learning in Different Contexts
This special edition draws on the range of papers presented at the Fifth European Network for Social and Emotional Competence (ENSEC) Conference hosted by the Faculty of Human Kinetics, at the University of Lisbon, Portugal in July 2015. The Conference...
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From Positive Youth Development to Youth's Engagement: The Dream Teens
IntroductionIn the early 1990s, a group of researchers initiated the Social Adventure Project in Portugal with the aim of studying and promoting social behaviour and health amongst young people. The first project included a range of interventions targeting...
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Effects of Clown Doctors on Child and Caregiver Anxiety at the Entrance to the Surgery Care Unit and Separation from Caregivers
IntroductionThe hospitalization of children and adolescents due to surgery can be a very stressful event for children (e.g., Fortier & Kain, 2015; Fortier, Martin, Chorney, Mayes, & Kain, 2011) and their parents (Bevan et al., 1990; MacLaren...
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Perceived Emotional Intelligence as a Predictor of Depressive Symptoms after a One Year Follow-Up during Adolescence
IntroductionThe study of emotional intelligence as an important aspect of well-being and coping with daily events has generated considerable interest in recent years (Extremera & Fernandez-Berrocal, 2005). According to Mayer and Salovey (1997), emotional...
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2. Bullying among University Students
2. Bullying Among University Students Editors: Helen Cowie & Carrie-Anne Myers Publisher: Routledge, New York Year of Publication: 2015 ISBN: 978-1-138-80926-0This book makes a welcome contribution to the field of bullying studies on a topic that...
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3. Handbook of Social and Emotional Learning: Research and Practice
3. Handbook of Social and Emotional learning: Research and Practice Editors: J. A. Durlak, C.E. Domitrovich, R. P. Weissberg & T. P. Gullotta Publisher: The Guilford Press, New York, London Year of Publication: 2015 ISBN: 978-1-4625-2015-2The Handbook...
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4. Autism and the Social World of Childhood: A Sociocultural Perspective on Theory and Practice
4. Autism and the Social World of Childhood: A sociocultural perspective on theory and practice Author: Carmel Conn Publisher: Routledge, Oxford, New York Year of Publication: 2014 ISBN: 978-0-415-83834-4Autism and the Social World of Childhood addresses...
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Preschoolers' Free Play - Connections with Emotional and Social Functioning
IntroductionPlay refers to an activity that is predominantly pleasurable. For many children, there is no other meaning to it than just enjoying yourself, alone or in the company of others. In other words, the motivation for play is purely intrinsic,...
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Emotional Capital Development, Positive Psychology and Mindful Teaching: Which Links?
IntroductionAlthough attending university is generally viewed as a positive experience, offering many new opportunities, it nonetheless sometimes involves a stressful period of adaptation for students. First year university students face a variety of...
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Teachers' Emotional Intelligence: The Impact of Training
IntroductionIsraeli schools, like those in much of the Western world, emphasize academic achievement (Tal, 2005; Bar-On, 2007 respectively). However, academic achievement in Israel have not risen (Lior, 2008; Yogev, 2008), disciplinary and behavioral...
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Curiosity and Its Role in Cross-Cultural Knowledge Creation
IntroductionThe impact of curiosity on intrinsic motivation, exploratory behavior and social engagement has recently received attention in career development and learning literature (e.g., Inkson & Myers, 2003). However, specific aspects of curiosity,...
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How Can We Prevent and Reduce Bullying Amongst University Students?
IntroductionBefore we review the relatively small literature on bullying among university students it is helpful to consider the much larger body of research into school bullying (for a recent review of European research in the field of school bullying...
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Short Research Report: Exploring Resilience Development in a Taiwanese Preschooler's Narrative: An Emerging Theoretical Model
Individual resilience, that is, "an individual's progressing development to adjust to life difficulties" (Lin, in press), is significant in preventing negative consequences, such as low academic achievement and dropping out of education (Goldstein &...
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1. Disengagement from Education
1. Disengagement from Education Author: Lynne Rogers Publisher: Institute of Education Press, London Year of Publication: 2016 ISBN: 978-1-85856-681Early school leaving has been recognized as a serious and far-reaching issue at the European level (e.g....
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Vol. 7, No. 2, November

Editorial
One of the main issues in the development and implementation of social and emotional (SEL) programmes is the cultural context where such programmes are implemented. Programmes need to consider and address the cultural variations that may influence the...
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Eccomi Pronto: Implementation of a Socio-Emotional Development Curriculum in a South Korean Elementary School
IntroductionIn schools, children acquire academic knowledge and learn academic skills. Admittedly, this academic learning is critically important. Yet, academic learning cannot be the only focus of schooling (Elias, 1997). The problems with focusing...
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Developmental and Gender Trends in Emotional Literacy and Interpersonal Competence among Japanese Children
IntroductionThe use of school-wide preventive approaches to facilitate prosocial behaviors, teach social-emotional competence, manage problem behaviors, and establish a positive school climate has been gaining increasing popularity in schools. In particular,...
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Not-So Random Acts of Kindness: A Guide to Intentional Kindness in the Classroom
Introduction"The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action." (Dewey, 1916, p. 351). Even more than honesty, gratitude, or hope, the trait of kindness is identified as one of the top-ranking character...
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Offering Behavioral Assistance to Latino Students Demonstrating Challenging Behaviors
IntroductionLatinos are the largest ethnic minority group in the U.S. comprising more than 16% of the general population with census projections to become the majority in 2060 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2013). The growth of the Latino population is clearly...
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A Comparison of Emotional Intelligence Levels between Students in Experiential and Didactic College Programs
The importance of Emotional Intelligence (EI) in daily life has received extensive attention over the past decade (Goleman, 1998). EI has been defined as the ability to observe the emotions of oneself and others while utilizing these observations in...
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Reflections on the KidsKope: Peer Mentoring Programme
1. Reflections on the KidsKope: Peer Mentoring programme Author: Nina Wroe & Penny McFarlane Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Year of Publication: 2014 ISBN: 978-1-84905-500-0School has become the place were all mankind's problems should be...
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Essential Listening Skills for Busy School Staff: What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say
2. Essential Listening Skills for Busy School Staff: What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say Author: Nick Luxmoore Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Year of Publication: 2014 ISBN: 978-1-84905-565-9The title of this little book of less than...
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Towards a Differentiated, Holistic and Systemic Approach to Parental Involvement in Europe for Early School Leaving Prevention 1
3. Towards a Differentiated, Holistic and Systemic Approach to Parental Involvement in Europe for Early School Leaving Prevention.1 Author: Paul Downes Publisher: Urbact Secretariat Paris Year of Publication: 2014The simplest questions are the most profound....
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Preventing Early School Leaving in Europe: Lessons Learned from Second Chance Education 2
4. Preventing Early School Leaving in Europe: Lessons Learned from Second Chance Education2 Author: Ecorys Publisher: European Commission Year of Publication: 2013Preventing Early School Leaving in Europe-Lessons Learned from Second Chance Education...
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Vol. 7, No. 1, April

Young People's Views regarding Participation in Mental Health and Wellbeing Research through Social Media
IntroductionThe permeation of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in 21st century society has provided seemingly infinite opportunities for conducting research in relation to human social practices than ever before (Markham & Baym, 2009)....
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Assessment for Learning and for Self-Regulation
IntroductionOver the past decade in Ireland, the imperative to understand and promote young people's mental health and well-being has given rise to a period of strategic development (Hanafin, Brooks, Roche, & Meaney, 2012). This spearheaded the announcement...
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If It's about Me, Why Do It without Me? Genuine Student Engagement in School Cyberbullying Education
IntroductionToday's adolescents have grown up immersed in information and communication technologies (ICT), with ready access to mobile devices, the Internet, and various forms of social media. Over 95% of Australian children aged 8-17 years report accessing...
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Using the PhotoStory Method to Understand the Cultural Context of Youth Victimisation in the Punjab
IntroductionResearch suggests that about half of the school students in India experience some form of bullying either at school or online. A recent 2012 Microsoft survey of bullying involving 7,644 young people aged 817 in 25 countries, found that Indian...
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Young Children's Cliques: A Study on Processes of Peer Acceptance and Cliques Aggregation
IntroductionA considerable amount of research has examined the links between children's peer acceptance, which refers to the degree of likability within the peer group, social functioning (Nelson, Robinson, Hart, Albano & Marshall, 2010) and emotional...
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Vol. 6, No. 2, November

Sensitizing Children to the Social and Emotional Mechanisms Involved in Racism: A Program Evaluation
IntroductionInterventions for sensitizing children to issues related to diversity, social justice, and antiracism have been developed and applied in schools in many countries around the world (Banks, 2006; Benson & Poliner, 1997; Connolly, Fitzpatrick,...
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An Exploratory Study of the Effects of Mindfulness on Perceived Levels of Stress among School-Children from Lower Socioeconomic Backgrounds
IntroductionChildren today are experiencing stress at unprecedented levels (Mendelson, Greenberg, Dariotis, Gould, Rhoades, & Leaf, 2010). A national study undertaken in Ireland revealed that approximately three quarters of children had experienced...
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Coping with Verbal and Social Bullying in Middle School
IntroductionPeer aggression and its harmful effects upon school children who are victimized is a problem of an international concern (Bauman, Toomey, & Walker, 2013; Kim, Leventhal, Koh, & Boyce, 2009; Sapouna, 2008; Takizawa, Maughan, &...
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Functioning of Social Skills from Middle Childhood to Early Adolescence in Hungary
IntroductionSocial competence has traditionally been defined as the complex system of social abilities, habits, skills and knowledge (e.g. Brown, Odom, & McConnel, 2008; Semrud-C likeman, 2007). In Ar gyle's definition (1983), social competence is...
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Using Inquiry-Based Learning to Support the Mathematical Learning of Students with SEBD
IntroductionStudents with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) challenge mainstream school systems and their presence in school creates particular difficulties (Ofsted, 2004). Cefai (2010) captures the intricacy of these difficulties...
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From Pisa to Santander: A Statement on Children's Growth and Wellbeing
The rise of the PISA standards has taken the educational world by storm, with intense media attention and debate every time they are published. Over the past two decades, they have been gaining an increasing role in shaping educational systems and policies...
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Implications of the Marketization of Higher Education for Social Emotional Development in Schools: A Personal View
... many lay people and a large share of policy makers hold the view that almost anyone can teach reasonably well - that entering teaching requires, at most, knowing something about a subject, and [that] the rest of the fairly simple 'tricks of the trade'...
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Child Development: Myths and Misunderstandings (Second Edition)
1. Child Development: Myths and Misunderstandings (Second Edition) Author: Jean A. Mercer Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc. Year of Publication: 2013 ISBN: 978-1-4522-1768-0 (pbk.)Being a developmental psychologist means that you will have to challenge...
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Child and Adolescent Development
2. Child and Adolescent Development Authors: Anita Woolfolk & Nancy E. Perry Publisher: Pearson Education Year of Publication: 2012 ISBN: 978-0-13-702311-0The book has five parts examining in the first part basic knowledge in the area of children'...
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Educational Psychology (Twelfth Edition)
3. Educational Psychology (Twelfth Edition) Author: Anita Woolfolk Publisher: Pearson Year of Publication: 2013 ISBN-10: 0-13-291099-3 ISBN-13: 978-0-13-291099-6This book review will cover a brief overlook of the book, a critical view on its main and...
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Child Development - an Active Learning Approach (Second Edition)
4. Child Development - An Active Learning Approach (Second Edition) Author: Laura E. Levine & Joyce Munsch Publisher: SAGE Year of Publication: 2014 ISBN: 978-1-4522- 1678-9The present work is a textbook consisting of four main parts: 1) Understanding...
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Vol. 6, No. 1, April

Special Issue: Exploring Social and Emotional Learning: Contributions from Two European Conferences
This special issue of the International Journal of Emotional Education presents some of the highlights of two International Conferences on the Promotion of Social and Emotional Competence, namely the 10th Anniversary Conference of the Centre for Social...
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Social Emotional Competence - Too Much or Too Little
IntroductionThe concept of social competence may be divided into social skills, social practice and empathic understanding (Bellack, Mueser, Gingerich, & Agresta, 1997). Social skills in this context involves whether a person possesses different...
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Efficacy of Aggression Replacement Training among Children from North-West Russia
IntroductionChildren and young people with behavioural problems constitute between one third and a half of all referrals to support services in the USA (Kazdin & De Los Reyes, 2009). High prevalence of behavioural problems is also the case for the...
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Understanding the Role of Bystanders and Peer Support in School Bullying
IntroductionResearch into school bullying has traditionally focused on the actual protagonists - the perpetrators and the targets. Consequently, we know a great deal about the psychological characteristics of bullies and victims and the consequences...
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Parental Socialization of Emotion: How Mothers Respond to Their Children's Emotions in Turkey
IntroductionThe purpose of emotion socialization is to support the emotional competence of children (Friedlmeir, Corapci, & Cole, 2011). Parents' emotion socialization practices influence their children's learning process of recognizing and labeling...
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Developing Transformative Schools: A Resilience-Focused Paradigm for Education
Failure of Educational Reform EffortsCalls for new, innovative school practices and educational reforms have been relatively constant over the past century. However, as Kliebard (1990) concluded in his historical review of educational reform efforts,...
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Bullying Amongst University Students in the UK
IntroductionThis article describes a replication of an earlier study of bullying amongst university students (Myers and Cowie, 2013) and a re-exploration of the qualitative data gathered, with a particular focus on emotions, wellbeing and social competence....
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Enabling Undergraduates to Put into Practice Learning to Support Emotional Well-Being for Children and Young People
ContextThe BA programme in Childhood and Youth (the 'programme') at the University of Northampton in the UK, provides a pathway in preparing students for a professional role within children and young people's workforce. The programme follows a series...
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Vol. 5, No. 2, November

Special Issue: Promoting Wellbeing in Schools
Second only to the family, schools provide the most important learning and social environments for children and adolescents. Typically beginning at age five and continuing for more than a decade, children spend nearly as much of their waking time at...
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Teaching Behavior and Well-Being in Students: Development and Concurrent Validity of an Instrument to Measure Student-Reported Teaching Behavior
First submission September 5th 2012; Accepted for publication October 22nd, 2013.IntroductionAbundant research supports the notion that teacher support has clear implications for students' emotional well-being (hereafter called well-being). Consistent...
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Infusing Social Emotional Learning into the Teacher Education Curriculum
IntroductionDuring the past decade or so, researchers across the globe have shown a great interest in exploring the question of how emotion-related behavior and skills (i.e. emotional competence) relate to school outcomes across childhood (e.g., Garner,...
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The Beck Initiative: Training School-Based Mental Health Staff in Cognitive Therapy
IntroductionCognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been established as an effective approach to support the emotional, behavioral, and social needs of youth and to improve their functioning in school (Kazdin & Weisz, 2010). However, successful implementation...
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Preventing Adolescents' Externalizing and Internalizing Symptoms: Effects of the Penn Resiliency Program
IntroductionChildren and adolescents who show conduct problems often also experience internalizing symptoms such as depression and anxiety. Considering population-based samples, children and adolescents diagnosed with either of the two primary conduct...
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Vol. 5, No. 1, April

'Man You've Been a Naughty Boy, You Let Your Face Grow Long1' on the Celebration of Negative Affect in Adolescence
IntroductionIn recent years there has been an increasing interest among social researchers in people's happiness and emotional well being. One view, expressed in justification for this interest, is that "the best society [...] is one where the citizens...
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Teacher Change and Development during Training in Social and Emotional Learning Programs in Sweden
IntroductionA growing international literature supports the implementation of universal school-based preventive approaches, called social and emotional learning (SEL), to reduce problem behavior and promote academic learning among young people (Durlak,...
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Circle Solutions, a Philosophy and Pedagogy for Learning Positive Relationships: What Promotes and Inhibits Sustainable Outcomes?
The promise of social and emotional learningWhere the overriding focus is on academic curricula, schools may fall short in preparing children and young people to meet the challenges of increasingly complex social environments (eg Cohen, 2006; Elias,...
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Increasing Emotional Intelligence through Training: Current Status and Future Directions
The Nature of Emotional IntelligenceThe competencies of perception, understanding, utilizing and managing emotions effectively in the self and others comprise the core of emotional intelligence (Maul, 2012; Mayer, Salovey & Caruso, 2004; 2008). Competency...
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