Equity, Inclusion, and Social-Emotional Learning
The purpose of this report is to provide recommendations for quality integration of social-emotional learning (SEL) that meets the needs of all learners from pre-primary through higher education. SEL, equity, and inclusion are priorities within the USAID Education Policy. This report examines how inclusive learning environments impact the development of social, emotional, and soft skills. Building on previous work that aligned SEL and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), this paper offers examples of how to transform and strengthen education systems and make SEL accessible for all learners.
This paper addresses the following questions:
- How does SEL advance equity?
- How can SEL be more equitable?
- How can the UDL framework be applied to SEL programs and curricula?
- What promising programs or activities that promote equity in SEL already exist?