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Social and emotional education in Sweden: Two examples of good practice
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Education.
2008 (English)In: Social and emotional education: An international analysis / [ed] C. Clouder, Santander, Spanien: Fundación Marcelino Botín , 2008Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter starts with a description of the Swedish school system and the situation of social and emotional education in Swedish schools. In Sweden, special programs for social and emotional learning are often associated with interventions in or prevention of bullying. No particular social and emocional program has been implemented on a national level, but several are in use in various schools around the country. However, no systematic scientific evaluations of these programs, as employed within the Swedish context, have yet been completed. The chapter goes on to describe two examples of social and emotional education. The first recounts a success story of one particular school which changed from the worst to the first through several creative and imaginative pedagogical innovations focused on the social and emotional aspects of schooling. The story illustrates among other things the benefits of gathering external resources and institutions around the school, turning it into a cultural centre for the neighbourhood. The second example summarises some results of an evaluation study of Swedish Steiner Waldorf schools. The evaluation provides suggestive evidence that these schools cultivate a successful form of social and emotional education. The two examples illustrate indirect forms of social and emotional education, focused on values and the cultivation of positive feelings

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Santander, Spanien: Fundación Marcelino Botín , 2008.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-23626OAI: diva2:597386
Available from: 2013-01-22 Created: 2013-01-22 Last updated: 2013-01-22

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