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Launch of JEiE Special Issue on PSS and SEL in Emergencies
This event marks the launch of a special issue of the Journal on Education in Emergencies which provides a snapshot of the strategies and tools being developed and used to understand the status of wellbeing and psychosocial support in humanitarian contexts and the effectiveness of EiE programming that incorporates PSS and SEL principles.
Journal on Education in Emergencies: Volume 7, Number 2
This special issue of JEiE contributes to the evidence for the need to incorporate PSS and SEL programming into EiE responses. It presents examples of the progress being made toward developing, validating, and using new, culturally relevant tools for measuring mental health and wellbeing among students experiencing crisis and conflict, and the teachers, parents, and caregivers who support them.
Editorial Note: Journal on Education in Emergencies: Volume 7, Number 2
Ragnhild Dybdahl and James Williams, the lead editors for this special issue of JEiE, elaborate on the aims of the issue, its key messages, and the contributions made by the many authors of JEiE Volume 7, Number 2.
Developing and Validating the International Social and Emotional Learning Assessment: Evidence from a Pilot Test with Syrian Refugee Children in Iraq
Noting the dearth of robust tools for assessing SEL skills in low-resource and crisis settings, authors Nikhit D’Sa and Allyson Krupar developed a cost-free, open-source measure of self-concept, stress management, perseverance, empathy, and conflict resolution. The measure showed reliability and strong internal consistency in a validation study among 620 Syrian children living in Iraq.
Teachers’ Observations of Learners’ Social and Emotional Learning: Psychometric Evidence for Program Evaluation in Education in Emergencies
Authors Ha Yeon Kim, Kalina Gjicali, Zezhen Wu, and Carly Tubbs Dolan report on the psychometric soundness of TOOLSEL, an instrument for teachers to use to assess students’ social, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive competencies. They share lessons for its use in the field, based on their experience validating it among 3,361 Syrian refugee youth living in Lebanon.
Field Note: Using a Participatory Approach to Create SEL Programming: The Case of Ahlan Simsim
Authors Shanna Kohn, Kim Foulds, Charlotte Cole, Mackenzie Matthews, and Laila Hussein argue for the need to take a participatory, trauma-informed approach to creating SEL educational media for children affected by the Syrian refugee crisis. They reflect on the collaborative research and consultations that led to Sesame’s Ahlan Simsim production and associated direct support services.
Field Note: Developing a Culturally Relevant Measure of Resilience for War-Affected Adolescents in Eastern Ukraine
In developing and testing a new instrument, Sergiy Bogdanov and his coauthors offer evidence suggesting that family support, optimism, persistence, health, and social networking are key local concepts for understanding resilience among youth in Eastern Ukraine who experienced the adverse effects of armed conflict.
Book Review: NISSEM Global Briefs: Educating for the Social, the Emotional and the Sustainable, edited by Andy Smart, Margaret Sinclair, Aaron Benavot, Jean Bernard, Colette Chabbott, S. Garnett Russell, and James Williams
In her review of the NISSEM Global Briefs, edited by Andy Smart, Margaret Sinclair, Aaron Benavot, Jean Bernard, Colette Chabbott, S. Garnett Russell, and James Williams, Solfrid Raknes points to the practical lessons the book’s contributing authors provide for incorporating SEL principles into classroom practice and education research.
الإعلان عن إصدار خاص من مجلة التعليم في حالات الطوارئ حول الدعم النفسي الاجتماعي والتعلّم الاجتماعي العاطفي في حالات الطوارئ
يسرنا أن نعلن عن إصدار العدد الثاني 2 من المجلد السابع 7 من مجلة التعليم في حالات الطوارئ، والمخصص للدعم النفسي الاجتماعي والتعلم الاجتماعي العاطفي في حالات الطوارئ!