The following is a curated list of resources selected by CASEL staff and other experts in the field that focus on international perspectives to social and emotional learning (SEL).
Articles and Book Chapters
Aber, J.L, Tubbs, C., Torrente, C., Halpin, P.F., Johnston, B., Starkey, L., Shivshanker, A., Annan, J., Seidman, E., & Wolf, S. (2016). Promoting children’s learning and development in conflict-affected countries: Testing change process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Development and Psychopathology
, 29, 53-67. DOI: 10.1017/S0954579416001139Article available for purchase
Dowling, K., Simpkin, A. J., & Barry, M. M. (2019). A cluster randomized-controlled trial of the MindOut Social and Emotional Learning Program for disadvantaged post-primary school students. Journal of Youth and Adolescence
, 1-19.Article available for purchase
Miyamoto, K., Huerta, M. C., & Kubacka, K. (2015). Fostering social and emotional skills for well-being and social progress. European Journal of Education
, 50, 147-159. doi: 10.1111/ejed.12118Article available for purchase
Moy, G., Polanin, J. R., McPherson, C., & Phan, T. V. (2018). International adoption of the Second Step program: Moderating variables in treatment effects. School Psychology International
, 39(4), 333-359. Article available for purchase
Torrente, C., Alimchandani, A., & Aber, J. L. (2015). International perspectives on social and emotional learning. In J. A. Durlak, C. E. Domitrovich, R. P. Weissberg, & T. P. Gullotta (Eds.), Handbook on social and emotional learning: Research and practice
(pp. 566-587). New York, NY: Guilford Publications.Chapter available for purchase
Cefai, C. Regester, D. & Akoury-Dirani L. (2020) Social and Emotional Learning in the Mediterranean. Cross Cultural Perspective and Approaches. Brill/Sense.
Book available for purchase.
Frydenberg, E., Martin, A. J., & Collie, R. J. (Eds.), Social and emotional learning in Australia and the Asia-Pacific: Perspectives, programs and approaches.
Melbourne, Australia: Springer Social Sciences.Book available for purchase
Briefs and Reports
Cefai, C., Bartolo P. A., Cavioni V., & Downes, P. Strengthening Social and Emotional Education as a core curricular area across the EU. A review of the international evidence, NESET II report, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2018. DOI: 10.2766/664439Download the report
Elias, M. J. (2003). Academic and Social-Emotional Learning
. Educational Practices Series – 11. Geneva, Switzerland: International Academy of Education and International Bureau of Education. Download the report
Kim, H., Brown, L., & Weiss-Yagoda, J. (2017). 3EA | Education In Emergencies: Evidence for Action Impact Report 2.1: IRC Healing Classrooms Remedial Tutoring Programming Improves Nigerien And Nigerian Children’s Learning.Download the report
Smart, A., Sinclair, M., Benavot, A., Bernard, J., Chabbott, C., Russell, S.G., & Williams J.H. (2019). NISSEM Global Briefs: Educating for the social, the emotional and the sustainable.
Retrieved from: https://www.nissem.org/globalbriefsView the briefs
Tubbs Dolan, C., Weiss-Yagoda, J., Brown, L., Frisoli, P., Aber, L. J., Annan, J., & Kim, H. (2017). 3EA | Education In Emergencies: Evidence for Action Impact Report 1.1: IRC Healing Classrooms Retention Support Programming Improves Syrian Refugee Children’s Learning In Lebanon.Download the report
Varela, A. D., Kelcey, J., Reyes, J., Gould, M., & Sklar, J. (2013). Learning and resilience: The crucial role of social and emotional well-being in contexts of adversity.
Education Notes. Washington, DC: The World Bank in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee. Download the report
Tools and Websites
The Teacher Foundation (2019). The Indian Social and Emotional Learning Framework (ISELF)
Nevelos Graffiti Scanning (India) Private Limited. View the website
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (2019). Retrieved from: https://www.oecd.org/about/
The World Bank (2020). Teach: Helping countries track and improve teaching quality.
Retrieved from: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/education/brief/teach-helping-countries-track-and-improve-teaching-quality View the digital tool
World Health Organization (WHO) (2019). Retrieved from: World Health Organization (WHO)
UNESCO – MGEIP (The Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development) (2019). Retrieved from: https://mgiep.unesco.org/libre
Schonert-Reichl (2019). UNESCO MGIEP’s Ninth Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hutr67lOPW0View the video