Contemplative Education: A Systematic, Evidence-Based Review of the effect of Meditation Interventions in Schools

  title={Contemplative Education: A Systematic, Evidence-Based Review of the effect of Meditation Interventions in Schools},
  author={L. Waters and Adam P. Barsky and Amanda Ridd and K. Allen},
  journal={Educational Psychology Review},
  • L. Waters, Adam P. Barsky, +1 author K. Allen
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • Educational Psychology Review
  • Schools need reliable evidence about the outcomes of meditation programs before they consider if and how such programmes can influence learning agendas, curriculum and timetables. This paper reviewed evidence from 15 peer-reviewed studies of school meditation programmes with respect to three student outcomes: well-being, social competence and academic achievement. In total, there were 76 results where effect sizes could be calculated. The overall number of participants in the effect size… CONTINUE READING
    115 Citations

    Figures and Tables from this paper

    Review of Brief School-Based Positive Psychological Interventions: a Taster for Teachers and Educators
    • 53
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Students and Teachers Benefit from Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in a School-Embedded Pilot Study
    • 50
    • PDF
    The development of pre-service teachers' knowledge: A contemplative approach
    • Y. Hao
    • Psychology, Computer Science
    • Comput. Hum. Behav.
    • 2016
    • 12


    A controlled trial of mindfulness training in schools: The importance of practice for an impact on well-being
    • 308
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    Learning to BREATHE: A Pilot Trial of a Mindfulness Curriculum for Adolescents
    • 295
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    Exploring a Mindfulness Meditation Program on the Mental Health of Upper Primary Children: A Pilot Study
    • 92
    • Highly Influential
    Sitting-Meditation Interventions Among Youth: A Review of Treatment Efficacy
    • 247
    • PDF
    Integrating Mindfulness Training into K-12 Education: Fostering the Resilience of Teachers and Students
    • 475
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF