The NISSEM global briefs are a collection of peer-reviewed essays from over 60 contributors with standing within the field of education. At the junction of SDG Target 4.7, SEL, and education in post conflict and low-resource settings, the NISSEM global briefs are a key resource for current research and practice.
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Find individual briefs by author below:
1. Aaron Benavot: The past and future of SDG Target 4.7
2. Nihan Köseleci: How are topics under Target 4.7 included in textbooks? A global perspective
3. Seungah Lee & Patricia Bromley: Educating young people towards sustainable development and a more inclusive, global society?
8. Elizabeth Randolph, Lauren Edwards & Julianne Norman: The central role of school culture and climate in fostering social and emotional learning: Evidence from Malawi and Uganda
10. Sara Clarke-Habibi: Adolescent social and emotional learning in contexts of conflict, fragility and peacebuilding
11. Elizabeth Randolph, Geri Burkholder & Hosea Katende: The Journeys approach to building a safe, inclusive and positive school and fostering social and emotional learning
12. Rachel Snape: Connecting with the education eco-system for societal transformation
13. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang: Integrating neuroscientific and educational research: How an interdisciplinary and holistic science of human development can inform the SEL agenda and classroom practice
14. Alya Al Sager, Rana Dajani & Dima Amso: Cognitive development mechanisms underlying socioemotional learning
15. S. Garnett Russell & Danielle Falk: Teaching about citizenship, human rights and gender in post-conflict contexts: The case of Rwanda
16. Karen Murphy, Sean Pettis & Dylan Wray: The citizen within: Supporting teachers to develop their own civic capacity and the development of young democratic citizens
17. Katherine Pedersen Blanchard, Heidi Gibson & Carol O’Donnell: Understanding yourself as a foundation for exploring the world
18. T.A. Mieke Lopes Cardozo, Mario Novelli & Alan Smith: Textbook content as a symptom of deeper struggles: A ‘4 Rs’ framework to analyze education in conflict-affected situations
21. Beza Tesfaye, Topher McDougal, Beth Maclin & Andy Blum: ‘If youth are given the chance’: Effects of education and civic engagement on Somali youth support of political violence
23. Bassel Akar & Nayla Hamadeh: Teachers’ humility, openness and moral responsibility: An emerging theory of change for history education reform
27. Katarina Popović: Emerging citizens in functional basic education for adults
28. Susan Hirsch-Ayari, Agatha van Ginkel & Muhib ur Rahman Muhib: Field notes: Social and emotional learning in USAID’s Afghan Children Read project
29. Mary-Jo Land & Seddiq Weera: Building peace capacity through stories for children and youth in Afghanistan
31. Bijal Vachharajani and Yamini Vijayan: Alt Shift Change: How Pratham Books is exploring social and emotional learning in picture books
32. Jean Bernard: How to actively engage young children in reading the word and the world
34. Rana Dajani: What is the secret sauce? The story of the We Love Reading program
35. Esther Care: Working towards a common framework for assessing 21st-century skills
37. Silvia Diazgranados Ferráns, Jamie Weiss-Yagoda & Carly Tubbs Dolan: Measuring social-emotional learning outcomes for children in crisis: An education in emergencies open-source measurement library
39. Colette Chabbott: Institutionalizing children’s right to education: Getting organized
40. Atif Rizvi & Ayla Bonfiglio: Narrating our violent pasts in curricula and textbooks