Publication Date: January 2009
Publisher: Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education
Author(s): Maurice J. Elias; Jeffrey S. Kress
Research Area: Education
Keywords: Values; Psychology; Identity formation; Pre-schools
The authors assert that many of the underlying competencies and skills needed to live up to many Jewish values (and to perform many Jewish positive behaviors) overlap with the core competencies described by the academic concept of "EQ/SEL," or "emotional intelligence and social and emotional learning." They provide examples to show that EQ/SEL -based activities in early childhood education programs can enhance Jewish development alon with general personal development. The authors discuss how these concerns can be integrated into existing programs, and into parents' homes. Tables explaining the basic skills of EQ/SEL are included.
In CAJE Early Childhood Publication: Jewish Values for Growing Outstanding Jewish Children, v.1.