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It's Time We Teach Social-Emotional Competence as Well as We Teach Academic Competence
Reading & Writing Quarterly
Short Title: Reading & Writing Quarterly
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: 2006/01/01/
Pages: 103 - 119
Sources ID: 90906
Notes: Accession Number: EJ729546; Acquisition Information: Customer Services for Taylor & Francis Group Journals, 325 Chestnut Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420 (Toll Free); Fax: 215-625-8914.; Language: English; Reference Count: 38; Journal Code: APR2018; Level of Availability: Not available from ERIC; Publication Type: Academic Journal; Publication Type: Report; Entry Date: 2006
Visibility: Public (group default)
Abstract: (Show)
This article discusses the non-academic, social-emotional factors that contribute to student academic achievement, including the cognitive-behavioral characteristics of underachieving students and those with learning disabilities; the "You Can Do It! Education" (YCDI) theory of achievement; derivative research on social-emotional capabilities, called the Five Foundations (Academic Confidence, Work Persistence, Work Organization, Getting Along, Emotional Resilience) that, when delayed, produce achievement problems; and recommendations for developing students' social-emotional competence. The research reviewed demonstrates that the Five Foundations and associated Habits of the Mind can be taught to young people, producing increased effort with schoolwork and better achievement.