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How to Become a Socially Inclusive School

Posted by Rob McManamy on Sun, Mar 2, 2014 @ 17:03 PM

By Dr. Maurice Elias, Director

Social-Emotional Learning Lab, Rutgers University

IN ITS COMPREHENSIVE CASE STUDY OF SOCIALLY INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS, Special Olympics' Project UNIFY (3) identified the common factors across schools that had created a bridge from social inclusion programs to a genuinely positive school climate. The case study findings are here (4), and I'm also going to share with you key lessons learned that reflect my own work in fostering inclusive settings.

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Topics: leadership, social-emotional learning, inclusiveness