Research Brief

Linking Schools and Afterschool Through Social and Emotional Learning

By Staff from American Institutes for Research

A Research to Action brief summarizing the policy context and research on SEL in school and afterschool settings. The brief and tool provide an overview of recent policy developments and research as well as tips and information on how schools and afterschool programs can better collaborate on SEL.

How can we better support young people as they develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in school, work, and life? That is the question facing in-school educators, afterschool providers, families, policymakers, and the general public.

This third brief in the AIR series, Beyond the Bell: Research to Action in the Afterschool and Expanded Learning Field, covers the policy context reflecting a growing interest in social and emotional learning, how afterschool and in-school educators differ in how they implement social and emotional learning practices, and, suggestions for how afterschool and in-school educators can work together to support the social and emotional development of young people.

Learn more about the best practices for social and emotional learning.

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