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Coordinating Social-Emotional and Character Development (SECD) Initiatives Improves School Climate and Student Learning
Middle School Journal (J3)
Short Title: Middle School Journal (J3)
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: 2010/09/01/
Pages: 30 - 37
Sources ID: 90991
Notes: Accession Number: EJ915517; Acquisition Information: National Middle School Association. 4151 Executive Parkway Suite 300, Westerville, OH 43081. Tel: 800-528-6672; Tel: 800-528-6672; Fax: 614-895-4750; e-mail:; Web site:; Language: English; Education Level: Middle Schools; Reference Count: 10; Journal Code: APR2018; Level of Availability: Not available from ERIC; Publication Type: Academic Journal; Publication Type: Report; Entry Date: 2011
Visibility: Public (group default)
Abstract: (Show)
Many schools attempt to implement multiple programs to promote positive young adolescent development; however, these programs are often fragmented and lack coordination. The authors describe an initiative designed to help schools coordinate their social-emotional and character development (SECD) efforts to improve school climate and help students build character increase academic performance. They provide a specific example of how one urban middle school coordinated its SECD programs and discuss outcomes related to student performance and school climate. (Contains 3 figures.)