Harvard University

For Research To Establish Baseline Levels Of Deeper Learning Instruction In Public Schools

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    18 Months
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The Ecological Approaches to Social Emotional Learning (EASEL) Laboratory at the Harvard Graduate School of Education explores the effects of high-quality social-emotional interventions on the development and achievement of youth, teachers, parents, and communities. Despite widespread interest in social and emotional learning, there is no empirical evidence showing that such interventions are taking place, so this grantee will undertake the first large-scale study to determine what, if anything, is happening, to what degree, and how. This research will establish a baseline measure of deeper learning practice in public schools.
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