Making whole-child education the norm
This policy brief describes research and policy initiatives that can make social and emotional skills a focal point in children’s education. The authors review the literature on how social and emotional skills develop, and how they are important drivers of cognitive skills, school, and life outcomes. The brief then discusses the role of educational policy in the implementation of nurturing social and emotional skills. The brief closes with research and policy recommendations that help form a systematic and broad agenda for including social and emotional learning in schools for all children.