Educating People To Be Emotionally Intelligent

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Daniel Goleman, the literary catalyst for worldwide interest in emotional intelligence, sets the stage for this groundbreaking book in his foreword explaining its landmark importance. People can be educated to be more emotionally intelligent, and this particular type of education takes place through a specific type of parenting at home, formal education at school, and training and coaching at work. As a result of this education, extensively described in this comprehensive book, people's lives can be improved; they can become more effective, productive and content in what they do. Some of the best known researchers, professors and practitioners worldwide team up in this work to recognize and reflect the rapidly growing global interest in scientifically-based applications of emotional intelligence in education, to show readers the diverse applications of EI, and to guide them in applying what is known about this topic. The breadth of coverage, array of experts, international scope and clear, practical tone of this book will appeal to parents, educators, psychologists, counselors, trainers, and corporate coaches, mental health and human resource practitioners and healthcare providers.

Parents and educators need to perform their caregiving roles and teach with emotional intelligence if children are to develop the skills and discernment needed to cope with the complexities of an increasingly globalized world. Workplaces that apply emotional intelligence are more pleasant places in which to work, provide a more fulfilling experience for employees and are, in the end, more productive organizations. Emotional intelligence can be developed by most individuals to increase performance in many areas of life. And a growing body of evidence indicates EI skills may improve physical health, as well as mental health. This book will become a benchmark for future researchers and practitioners.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Inspired by a reaction to a special issue of Perspectives in Education, contributors (affiliations not stated) synthesize work done in several professions and disciplines on applying emotional intelligence in education. They consider such aspects as its importance, emotionally intelligent parenting, steps in developing a community-based teacher training program designed to educate children to be emotionally intelligent, and the most popular measures of assessing emotional intelligence in adults."


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"Bar-On, Maree, and Elias have put together a book that reflects the rapidly growing global interest in scientifically based applications of emotional intelligence (EI) in education. Although EI has been defined in a variety of ways, the editors focus on five competencies: (1) recognizing, understanding, and expressing feelings; (2) understanding the feelings of others and relating cooperatively; (3) managing and controlling emotions; (4) managing emotions generated by change and solving personal and interpersonal problems; (5) generating positive affect and being self-motivated. The thrust of EI work is to recognize that the IQ has limited value in predicting success and that, to a significant degree, EI can fill the gap….[t]his title will be useful those interested in educational, service, and organizational activities, including the general public. Includes chapter-end references. Recommended. All readers; all levels."



"The text has been constructed expertly by a triad of distinguished editors….This excellently written book plainly reveals the salient need for further studies structured well to fill existing gaps in research knowledge in the deeply fissured field of emotional intelligence….The respective contributors to this superbly crafted text are to be commended for deftly painting a revealing picture of emotional intelligence. Their skilled efforts may be a springboard to futher study of EI. Professionals in the mental health field, enveloping psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, neuroscientists, and behavioral scientists, should derive great intellectual profit from a close reading of this enriching text. Additionally, persons attached professionally to the field of education, including teachers, special education teachers, school administrators, and school principals, will very likely be quite enlightened by a careful perusal of the books illuminating contents."


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275993634
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/30/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

REUVEN BAR-ON is Director of Emotional Intelligence Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch. He has been involved in studying and applying various aspects of emotional intelligence since 1980. Bar-On coined the term "EQ" (Emotional Quotient) in his doctoral dissertation submitted in 1985. This approach to describing emotional-social functioning and competence culminated in the creation of the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i) in 1997, the first measure of its kind to be published by a psychological test publisher and peer-reviewed. Bar-On has authored or edited more than 20 publications on this topic, including The Handbook of Emotional Intelligence (2000).

J. G. MAREE is a Professor of Education at Pretoria University and Editor of Perspectives in Education. An author or co-author of more than 36 books and 80 articles, he is internationally known for his work in career counseling. His research focuses on optimizing the achievement of disadvantaged learners. He is also a highly rated Researcher with the National Research Foundation in South Africa. Maree was recently honored with Exceptional Achiever status.

MAURICE JESSE ELIAS is Director of the Rutgers University Social-Emotional Learning Lab, and a Professor in the Psychology Department at Rutgers. He is also Director of the university's Developing Safe and Civil Schools prevention initiative, as well as Acting Chairman of the Leadership Team at the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning. Among his many publications are Emotionally Intelligent Parenting (2000) and Raising Emotionally Intelligent Teenagers.

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Table of Contents

Foreword   Daniel Goleman     ix
What This Book Is About   Reuven Bar-On   Jacobus G. Maree   Maurice J. Elias     xiii
How Important Is It to Educate People to be Emotionally Intelligent, and Can It Be Done?   Reuven Bar-On     1
The Development of Emotional Competence: Pathways for Helping Children to Become Emotionally Intelligent   Carolyn Saarni     15
Emotionally Intelligent Parenting   Robin Stern   Maurice J. Elias     37
School-Family Partnerships to Enhance Children's Social, Emotional and Academic Learning   Evanthia N. Patrikakou   Roger P. Weissberg     49
The Social, Emotional and Academic Education of Children: Theories, Goals, Methods and Assessments   Jonathan Cohen   Sandra V. Sandy     63
School Practices to Build Social-Emotional Competence as the Foundation of Academic and Life Success   Joseph E. Zins   Maurice J. Elias   Mark T. Greenberg     79
The Comer School Development Program: A Pioneering Approach to Improving Social, Emotional and Academic Competence   Norris M. Haynes     95
The Self-Science Approach to Social-Emotional Learning   Karen McCown   Anabel L. Jensen   Joshua Freedman     109
Creating anEmotionally Intelligent School District: A Skills-Based Approach   Marc A. Brackett   Bruce Alster   Charles J. Wolfe   Nicole A. Katulak   Edward Fale     123
First Steps in Developing a Community-Based Teacher Training Program Designed to Educate Children to Be Emotionally Intelligent   Jacobus G. Maree   Queen Esther M. Mokhuane     139
Developing Emotional Intelligence Through Coaching for Leadership, Professional and Occupational Excellence   Richard E. Boyatzis     155
The Practice of Emotional Intelligence Coaching in Organizations: A Hands-On Guide to Successful Outcomes   Charles J. Wolfe     169
Coaching Executives to Enhance Emotional Intelligence and Increase Productivity   Geetu Bharwaney     183
Emotional Competence Development and the Bottom Line: Lessons from American Express Financial Advisors   Douglas Lennick     199
Applying Emotional Intelligence in Understanding and Treating Physical and Psychological Disorders: What We Have Learned from Alexithymia   Graeme J. Taylor   Helen L. Taylor-Allan     211
Applying Emotional Intelligence in Treating Individuals with Severe Psychiatric Disorder: A Psychotherapeutic Model for Educating People to be Emotionally Intelligent   Lana Stohl   David Dangerfield   Jeremy Christensen   David Justice   Douglas Mottonen     225
Assessing Emotional Intelligence in Children: A Review of Existing Measures of Emotional and Social Competence   Sarah Stewart-Brown   Laurel Edmunds     241
Assessing Emotional Intelligence in Adults: A Review of the Most Popular Measures   David L. Van Rooy   Chockalingam Viswesvaran     259
The Anatomy of Emotional Intelligence and Implications for Educating People to Be Emotionally Intelligent   Antoine Bechara   Antonio R. Damasio   Reuven Bar-On     273
Integrative Summary   Peter Salovey     291
Index     299
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