Kaplan, H. B.


  • Students’ social and civic competencies: Predictors of ESL

    Externalising behaviours (e.g. deviant, disruptive, oppositional behaviour) are consistently shown to be risk factors for ESL. Civic competence (via participation in extracurricular activities) as well as social competence constitute protective factors. Peers also play a role. Supporting students’ social and emotional adjustment early on is warranted.

  • 11 February 2015, by Maša Vidmar
  • Mental health as a risk factor for ESL: diagnostics, prevention, intervention

    Mental health problems (e.g. anxiety, depression) are some of the risk factors for ESL and, by focusing on mental health prevention and intervention programmes in the school environment, we can reduce the many negative consequences poor mental health has on both the individual and community levels.

  • 23 July 2015, by Ana Kozina
  • Preventing ESL by enhancing resiliency

    Educational resilience is related to staying in school despite high risks (e.g. low social economic status, migrant status) present in one’s life and, as such, can offer a path for preventing ESL. Enhancing educational resilience is a result of fostering protective factor(s) on either the contextual (family, school, community, e.g. parental education trainings, positive school climate improvements…) or individual level (e.g. mind-set trainings).

  • 23 July 2015, by Ana Kozina