Abstract and Keywords
School climate is critical for school improvement efforts, yet questions remain regarding how best to define and measure the construct. Research demonstrates relationships between a positive school climate and important youth development and academic learning outcomes. As school climate policies continue to develop, clarification regarding the dimensions of school climate and continued research on how school climate impacts school and student outcomes remains important.
Keywords: school climate, school climate policy, school climate research, school climate interventions, school climate definitions, measurement, school social worker, school social work practice, Tier 1 interventions, primary prevention, school improvement
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