Summary

The purpose of this project was to demonstrate the value of fostering emotional literacy among student populations. It was based on the World Health Organization’s whole school approach to school change. The approach suggests that measures which foster students’ sense of security, social connectedness, positive regard, and emotional well-being serve entire school communities, including students deemed to be “at risk.” This project was based on an Australian research program called The Gatehouse Project, which sought to improve and measure emotional literacy in Australian secondary schools.