The Foundation's mission is to promote the idea of systematic emotional education in our country. In many places in the world social and emotional learning forms a compulsory element of the education system at maternity and elementary schools. Research results prove that teaching constructive ways of expressing emotions and effective interpersonal problem solving deliver measurable results and therefore it is highly recommended it be the basis of education. In today's schools there is no place for it. Few references in line with the importance of emotional education can be found in teaching content of Polish language or history subjects. Unfortunately, there is no separate emotional education classes. Imagine, if you were taught chemistry and you were said that in the same time you were learning math, would that be true? However without mathematics you wouldn't be able to learn chemistry or physics, right?
The rapid pace of the modern world prevents accurate prediction on knowledge and skills that our children will need when they grow up. We are a generation that for last 12 years has been taught different things that often do not fit the reality we live in. We were not taught competencies necessary for a fulfilling life. What are they? Among others things these are the fundamental skills to deal with emotions, creativity and ability to deal with continually changing world. School teaching social-emotional competences will help changing the world for the better.
International research projects* demonstrate the relationship among children socio- emotional competence, their educational level and intensity of their aggressive behavior. It has been noticed that pupils participating in regular emotional education classes were less susceptible of developing psychological issues such as depression or neurosis. Social-emotional competences are a crucial factor in protecting against chemical and behavioral addictions. Following organisations provide social-emotional programs: Casel, ENSEC, For Peace & Education.
* Greenberg M.,Kusché C., 1993, Promoting Social and Emotional Development in Deaf Children. The PATHS Project, University of Washington Press
* Izard C.,Fine S., i inni, 2001, Emotion and Knowledge as a Predictor of Social Behavior and Academic Competence in Children at Risk [w:] Psychological Science, Vol.12, nr 1 January 2001>
*Zins J., Eliace M., 2006, Social and Learning Skills, [w:] Children's Needs III, red. G.Bear, K.Mink NASP, Bethesda