Analysis of Social–Emotional Competencies Frameworks With Cultural Lens

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 6,8
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 3: Promoting Diversity and Multicultural Competence in School Psychology

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. gain an understanding of which SEL frameworks considered the equity and cultural aspects.
  2. identify components that addressed cultural diversity in defining and measuring SEL competencies.
  3. inform researchers and practitioners on how to apply current CASEL SEL frameworks to students of diverse racial or cultural backgrounds.


How can we understand the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning's social and emotional learning (SEL) competencies when applying to culturally diverse background students? We will provide a result of a literature review on 136 SEL competencies frameworks identified by the American Institute of Research's report (2017). Specifically, we will examine the extent that Jagers et al. (2018) "equity elaborations" are considered, which support more equitable and culturally relevant SEL development in diverse students.



Hee Kyung Park, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Kaylee DeFelice, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sara A. Whitcomb, University of Massachusetts Amherst


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