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Social and emotional learning through a teaching personal and social responsibility based after-school program for disengaged middle-school boys

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posted on 19.08.2020 by Barrie Gordon, JM Jacobs, PM Wright
© 2016 Human Kinetics, Inc. This study examined a long-term afterschool leadership program situated in a Midwestern university town in the US. The activity-based program for boys considered to be disengaged with school and at risk for dropping out of education, was based on the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) model. The program curriculum was strongly aligned with the social and emotional learning (SEL) theoretical framework. The study sought to identify the learning(s) that occurred and the impact of participation for participants. The key findings were that 1) the pedagogical approach and strategies of TPSR when implemented with a high level of fidelity align strongly with the SEL framework; 2) the structure and design of this TPSR based program was an important ingredient in the school's overall approach to supporting SEL among students, and 3) a number of SEL outcomes were identified as a result of participation in this program.

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Gordon, B., Jacobs, J. M. & Wright, P. M. (2016). Social and emotional learning through a teaching personal and social responsibility based after-school program for disengaged middle-school boys. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 35(4), 358-369. https://doi.org/10.1123/jtpe.2016-0106

Journal title

Journal of Teaching in Physical Education

Volume

35

Issue

4

Publication date

01/01/2016

Pagination

358-369

Publisher

Human Kinetics

Publication status

Published

Contribution type

Article

ISSN

0273-5024

eISSN

1543-2769

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