Pursuing Social and Emotional Development Through a Racial Equity Lens: A Call to Action (2018)

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Social Emotional Learning - Equity

AUTHORS: Education & Society Program

The Aspen Institute 

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Both equity and social, emotional, and academic development are currently receiving much-needed attention, but neither can fully succeed without recognizing strengths and addressing gaps in these complementary priorities. Rather than being pursued as two separate bodies of work, the field needs to identify ways in which equity and social, emotional, and academic development can be mutually reinforcing. To accomplish this requires examining issues of race directly; this can be difficult and uncomfortable, but we cannot avoid race and let the challenges go unacknowledged and, therefore, inadequately addressed.

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