Promoting social-emotional development for peacebuilding among preschoolers in Pakistan : a quasi-experimental study

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dc.contributor.advisor Ndemanu, Michael Takafor Zainulabdin, Seema 2021-02-22T20:08:48Z 2021-02-22T20:08:48Z 2020-12-19
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dc.description.abstract This study evaluated the effectiveness of professional development of Pre-K teachers for social-emotional learning (SEL) against routine practices, and to assess the association between classroom environment and behavioral problems in public Pre-K classrooms of rural Pakistan. Sample size included 12 schools, 24 teachers, and 410 Pre-K students. The SEL teacher training program was based on a homegrown contextualized curriculum. The intervention period was 4 months, during this time along with training teachers were also mentored for implementation of SEL curriculum. Each participating school was assessed before and after the intervention with Classroom Assessment and Scoring System (CLASS) and Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) to capture teacher-student interaction and behavioral problems. Afterintervention findings showed statistically significant improvement in CLASS and SDQ mean scores for treatment schools. Linear regression analysis indicated that CLASS domains instructional support and emotional support have an inverse and significant association with behavioral problems in Pre-K students. Recommendations are to incorporate SEL component in pre-service and in-service teacher education programs to improve the classroom learning environment and teacher-student interaction, resulting in better social-emotional functioning among preschoolers. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Studies
dc.subject.lcsh Affective education
dc.subject.lcsh Preschool children -- Pakistan -- Karachi
dc.subject.lcsh Peace-building -- Study and teaching (Early childhood) -- Pakistan -- Karachi
dc.subject.lcsh Preschool teachers -- In-service training -- Pakistan -- Karachi
dc.title Promoting social-emotional development for peacebuilding among preschoolers in Pakistan : a quasi-experimental study en_US Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US

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