Leveraging Socio-Emotional Assessment to Foster Children’s Human Rights
Leveraging Socio-Emotional Assessment to Foster Children’s Human Rights focuses on teaching and assessing students’ social and emotional attributes within the broader context of children’s rights. School teachers are charged with more than just academic development – every day, they have opportunities to guide children toward humanistic, justice-orientated perspectives and to serve as role models and relationship-builders. Built from a growing body of research on the benefits of socio-emotional learning and assessment in classrooms, this book prepares pre-service and in-service teachers to take on the shifting mindset that is required for learning processes that promote dignity and respectful relations in the classroom. These concise, accessible chapters address the value and effects of positive student-teacher relationships, classroom implementation and assessment methods, student- and parent-inclusive feedback and more.
Table of Contents
1. Assessing for Wellness and Children's Rights 2. Trust and Its Effect on Children's Social and Emotional Wellness 3. Assessment Data from a Children's Rights Approach 4. Keeping Your Eye on the Prize to Support Children 5. The Assessment Elephant in the Room: When Societies Discount Children
Jacqueline P. Leighton is Full Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta, Canada, and a Registered Psychologist.