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Public Policy Leadership
This study uses a systematic literature review to examine the efficacy of preschool and K-12 school based yoga and mindfulness programs. A collection of 47 sources were examined to compare and contrast results and determine best practices. The results of the literature review are divided into three primary categories: implementation methods, student outcomes, and teacher and student opinion. The results suggest that individual and whole school implementation methods are the most effective. The results also suggest that there are positive student outcomes in regards to classroom behavior, child executive functioning, and anxiety. Teacher and student opinion on these programs are largely favorable. This study also discusses and draws conclusions from the results while providing policy recommendations for expansion of preschool and K-12 school yoga and mindfulness programs.
Hall, Anna E., "The Mind Matters: Yoga and Mindfulness in Preschool and K-12 Schools" (2021). Honors Theses. 1850.
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