Journal article

An Integrative Approach to Evaluating the Implementation of Social and Emotional Learning and Gender-Based Violence Prevention Education

Helen Cahill, Margaret Kern, Babak Dadvand, Emlyn Walter Cruickshank, Midford Midford, Catherine Smith, Anne Farrelly, Lindsay Oades

International Journal of Emotional Education | University of Malta | Published : 2019


Evaluation studies often use stand-alone and summative assessment strategies to examine the impacts of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Gender-based Violence (GBV) prevention education programs. However, implementation research is yet to offer an integrative framework that can be used to investigate the implementation drivers that lead to the uptake of programs that pursue SEL and GBV prevention agendas. We address this gap in research by presenting a framework developed to investigate factors affecting the implementation of the Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships program, an SEL and GBV prevention education program developed for primary and secondary schools in the state ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The project is being conducted by researchers at the University of Melbourne and Charles Darwin University in Australia and supported by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage research grant with two industry partners: The Department of Education and Training, Victoria, and VicHealth, an NGO supporting innovation and excellence in health promotion in the state of Victoria, Australia.