A Justification for Social and Emotional Learning in High Socio-Economic Status Student Populations in the Vancouver Area
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The purpose of this study was to investigate current research on social-emotional learning to determine if it could support the academic success of students in high socio-economic populations in the greater Vancouver area. According to research, there is abundant evidence of both academic and behavioral outcomes to support the inclusion of social and emotional learning in kindergarten to grade 7 affluent student populations. Research shows that students of affluence are not immune to social and emotional disturbances and could benefit from programs, which support their social-emotional development. Currently research on affluent student populations was found exclusively to study those populations from the United States. It is recommended that future studies examine the specific social-emotional needs of affluent Canadian student populations.