The intersection of violence and SEL competencies: Implications for equity (CIES 2018 presentation)

This presentation was presented as part of the panel, The Equity Initiative: Equity in Social-Emotional Learning in the Wake of Adversity and Crisis, at CIES 2018.

This presentation explores the role that students’ perceptions about school life, social and emotional skills, and agency play in mediating violence in education settings. We posit that these individual factors are important entry points for reducing the increased risk of violence associated with poverty, ethnicity or gender. 

This presentation draws from data from USAID/Uganda Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity — which serves to build positive and supportive schools that are free from violence and which (in the student program) aims to build student agency through strengthened social and emotional skills.