Dublin, Nov. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "United States Social and Emotional Learning: 2022-2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
The analyst has estimated that sales of social-emotional learning (SEL) instructional materials were $1.725 billion for the 2021-2022 school year; representing an increase of 25.9% over the previous year. The analyst has also estimated that year-on-year growth will slow slightly in 2023-2024, but will remain very robust at 22.9%.
Pandemic related student learning losses and ongoing mental health stresses among young people are key factors in contributing to the ongoing and pressing need for teachers to continue to provide "social and emotional learning" (SEL) education in the classroom. However the report identifies two major threats--one current and one on the horizon - that threaten schools' ability to maintain teaching these skills and competencies
The current threat is a political backlash in some quarters to the concept and value of social emotional learning instruction itself, and those pressures could put a brake on its growth if school districts or individual teachers become nervous or hesitant to offend or contradict those opposed to teaching SEL.
The threat on the horizon is the fact that federal ESSER funds that were allocated to schools for various learning assistance, including social emotional learning, must be obligated by 2023, leaving a potential void where funds once were available.
What is Social Emotional Learning?
Social Emotional Learning encompasses five core competencies with which most schools and districts with SEL strategies align. These are: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.
Some of the lessons that are included in a SEL program include how to show empathy to others, identify and manage emotions, resolve conflicts, enter into healthy relationships, achieve goals, be resilient, take responsibility, and recognize and make responsible decisions, among many other so-called "soft skills."
SEL is part of a whole-child approach and not just for students who are facing a crisis.
Inside the Report
The complete report analyzes and provides data and information on all the forces impacting the growth in Social and Emotional Learning. According to the analyst, sales of social emotional learning (SEL) instructional materials were $1.725 billion, up 25.9% over the previous year and are forecast to increase, though at a lower rate in 2023-2024.
Also covered in the report are data on which age groups in the classroom obtain the greatest amount of SEL instruction, an analysis of digital vs. non digital materials; the key role of supplementary SEL material and forecasts of future sales.
Also covered is a description and analysis of the competitive landscape of publishers and providers that make up the SEL instructional sector. The analyst has found that the landscape is quite fragmented, consisting of a wide range of new, smaller, national and local providers. Some of the providers create and disseminate evidence-based SEL materials, while others publish more informal, non-evidence based ones.
The report also examines specific educational areas that relate closely or benefit from SEL, such as college and career readiness, diversity, equity and inclusion, integration into standard academic instruction, student engagement, professional development, the use of technology, challenges in selecting materials, assessment, and the need for adult SEL
Other key issues covered in the report include analyses of competitive trends including a breakdown of the major market segments (comprehensive vs niche; grade level; digital vs. print fee vs. free materials); the types of players in the market (non-profits, associations; universities, school districts, educators and large publishers); and a look to the future.
Rounding out the report are detailed case studies from specific schools, districts and states as well as profiles of select SEL Publishers' offerings
What this Report Covers
In addition to examining and determining market size and structure, the report also examines: research highlighting the academic benefits of SEL instruction; key SEL market drivers including federal, state and local funding; the oversize impact of the pandemic on the need and use of SEL materials; overlap and integration with other key educational trends such as diversity, equity and inclusion, student engagements, professional development and use of technology and digital materials.
Broader social trends are also examined including the role of the teacher and rise and impact of political pushback on schools' use of SEL. Also included are a breakdown of market segments by grade, format, free vs. fee materials and the types of vendors. Several in-depth case studies of individual schools, districts and states policies are analyzed, and finally a profile of selected key vendors and offerings are provided as well.
Key findings examined and analyzed in this report include highlights such as the fact that federal ESSER funding sources accounted for 54.7% of purchases in SEL; 55.6% of sales of SEL instructional materials are directed towards grades preK-5 and that sales of supplemental materials in SEL outweigh core instructional materials, making up 56.2% of sales in 2021-2022. Another key finding is a determination that digital programs accounted for 65.2% of total SEL-related sales in the 2021-2022 school year.
Key Trends Discussed
Several significant trends and developments are explored and analyzed in the report. Among them are the outsize influence the pandemic had on the need and use for SEL materials; a need for SEL oriented towards adults; the challenge of looking towards the end of federal ESSER funding; how and why the competitive landscape is so fragmented and the implications; and the conflicting forces that are both advancing and potentially braking the continued rise of SEL instruction in the classroom
Key Topics Covered:
Market Size and Structure
What is SEL?
College and Career Readiness
Other Benefits: From Mental Health to Equity
Strong Impact, Low Cost
COVID Crisis Magnifies Need
What the Research Says
Federal Policy and Funding
Table ESSER Funding Rounds
State Policy and Funding
Local Policy and Funding
Dealing with Political Pushback
Trends and Opportunities
Gaps at the Secondary Level
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Links To Trauma, Behavior, and Mental Health
Integration into Academics
Links with College and Career Ready Strategies
Student Engagement Is Essential
The Need for Adult SEL
Key to Success: Professional Development
The Use of Technology in SEL
Sales of Social-Emotional Learning Instructional Materials, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022, Physical vs. Digital (in millions)
The Importance of Assessment
Ease of Use for Teachers
Comprehensive versus Niche Programs
Digital, Print, and Hybrid Solutions
Free and Open-Source versus For-Pay
A Wide Variety of Players
Non-Profits and Associations
Universities, School Districts, and Educators
Role of the Big Publishers
The Difficulty of Selecting SEL Materials
Indian Head Elementary School in Charles County (Maryland) Public Schools
Oak Creek High School in Oak Creek-Franklin (Wisconsin) Joint School District
Belle Plaine Junior and Senior High in Belle Plaine (Minnesota) Public School District
Department of Social and Emotional Learning, Birmingham (Alabama) City Schools
Department of Advanced Academic Services and Social & Emotional Learning, Dallas (Texas)
Nevada Department of Education Office for a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment
Kansas State Department of Education
Bureau of Student Wellness & Nutrition in the New Hampshire Department of Education
A Look Ahead
Trends to Watch
Sales of Social-Emotional Learning Instructional Materials, 2021-2022 through 2023-2024, By Funding Source (in millions)
Sales of Social-Emotional Learning Instructional Materials, 2021-2022 through 2023-2024, By Grade Level (in millions)
Sales of Social-Emotional Learning Instructional Materials, 2021-2022 through 2023-2024, Core vs. Supplemental (in millions)
Sales of Social-Emotional Learning Instructional Materials, 2021-2022 through 2023-2024, Physical vs. Digital (in millions)
Instructional Materials Needs
Profiles of Select SEL Offerings
Before the Bullying
Caring School Community (CSC)
Competent Kids, Caring Communities (CKCC)
Getting Along Together (GAT)
I Can Problem Solve (ICPS)
Leader in Me
Move This World
We Have Skills!
Wings for Kids
Zones of Regulation
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