Monitoring school climate and social emotional learning: Lessons from Israel and California

Ron Avi Astor*, Gordon Capp, Hadass Moore, Rami Benbenishty

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

6 Scopus citations


We present a framework based on the foundation that social emotional learning (SEL) and mental health are imperative components of schools' missions. Efforts to understand problems and intervene should be based on a contextual understanding of student experiences and be rooted in data. Systems for monitoring data from multiple ecological levels need to be in place, and information shared with all stakeholders. This monitoring framework suggests that providing local, regional and national data will allow schools and districts to make decisions regarding the adaptation, development, implementation and evaluation of interventions. We draw on our research to provide examples of how monitoring can impact the experiences of students, families, teachers, administrators, schools, and districts.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationMental Health and Wellbeing through Schools
Subtitle of host publicationThe Way Forward
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781317655053
ISBN (Print)9780415745185
StatePublished - 14 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

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© 2016 selection and editorial matter, Rosalyn H. Shute and Phillip T. Slee, individual chapters, the contributors. All rights reserved.


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