An Emotional Intelligence/Aesthetic Education Using The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank


uced20.v090.i06.coverDr. Janet Kremenitzer, Assistant Professor of Childhood Education’s new article, An Emotional Intelligence/Aesthetic Education Using The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, is based on a four-year (ongoing) case study of the collaboration that was formed with the Anne Frank Center USA, Public School 43X in the Bronx, New York, and Lehman College of the City University of New York. The innovative program that has been developed includes multi-year, ongoing professional development for the teachers and a 10-week emotional intelligence-aesthetic education unit for the students.

The article discusses the quality indicators of a SEL program as part of a emotional intelligence/aesthetic education curriculum and its implementation within an elementary school setting. It implies the importance of school and community collaborations in attaining an emotionally intelligent school culture.