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This thesis presents a research project that examined the differences between parent and teacher perceptions of social-emotional learning (SEL) in the schools. This project also examined how parents and teachers rank social-emotional goals with respect to academic goals for their children. Results indicate that teachers rate the importance of SEL more highly compared to parents; however, there was no difference in how parents and teachers ranked the items overall. Qualitative analyses revealed differences in the reasoning for parent and teacher support for SEL in the schools as well as concerns for the inclusion of SEL. Future research should further investigate these differences between parent and teacher perceptions of SEL, as this could influence how SEL is presented to stakeholders and how it is implemented.
Calkins, Heather, "Parent and Teacher Perceptions of SEL in the Schools" (2020). Psychology. 14.