Advisor

Vogel, Linda R.

Committee Member

Morgan, Thomas Lee

Committee Member

Tsai, Chia-Lin

Committee Member

Milian, Madeline

Department

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences; Department of Leadership, Policy, and Development: Higher Education and P-12 Education, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

5-2020

Extent

213 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the circumstances of rural Colorado schools that impact SEL implementation. The research also sought to determine the relationship between impetus for implementation and levels of achieved implementation as well as the relationship between implementation challenges and achieved levels of implementation. A survey of 113 school leaders provided data about these relationships. The findings supported current literature about the difficulties of implementing SEL and about rural school challenges in general. The results indicate that leaders who observed best practices in SEL at the building-wide and classroom level also rated themselves as having higher levels of implementation. Reasons for SEL implementation that rated the highest were those closest to the interests of students while outside influences rated lower. Schools with higher levels of implementation in general rated challenges low. This study has affirmed the need to further research to define the impact of challenges and impetus in rural settings, particularly for schools currently choosing not to implement SEL at the time of the survey.

Degree type

PhD

Degree Name

Doctoral

Local Identifiers

Phillips_unco_0161D_10853.pdf

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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