Emotional literacy refers to our ability to understand and use information about our own and others' emotional states, with skill and competence. It is increasingly accepted in schools, and Emotional Literacy in Schools shows how it is central to mainstream education. Katherine Weare defines concepts and terms in ways that make sense to practitioners, outlines the scientific evidence behind the concept, explores ways in which schools can become more emotionally literate, and demonstrates the educational benefits. Emotional Literacy in Schools is a practical and up to date account of ways in which schools can use emotional literacy to realize their goals of school improvement and effectiveness, increased learning, more efficient management of teaching and learning, and improved relationships. Katherine Weare shows how emotional literacy can help address persistent educational problems, such as emotional and behavioural disturbance, school exclusion, and teacher stress and disaffection. Emotional literacy is relevant to mainstream education, is most effective when it permeates the whole school culture, ethos, relationships and management. It is as relevant for secondary as it is for
Katherine Weare is the one of the UK's leading experts on the emotions and education, and an international authority on the subject of emotional literacy. She is currently Professor of Education in the Research and Graduate School of Education at the University of Southampton.