Content of education and training curricula, development of key competences
Vulnerable groups in education and training
Disability/special needs, inclusive education
Education and migration
Early school leaving
Widening participation in higher education
Parental involvement and family support
Education and training of professional workforce
Levels of education
Secondary education (general)
Cefai, C. & Cooper, P. (Editors) (in press, 2017) Mental health promotion in schools: Cross cultural narratives and perspectives. Netherlands: Sense Publications Downes, P. & Cefai, C. (2016) How to Tackle Bullying and Prevent School Violence in Europe: Strategies for Inclusive and Safe Schools NESET II – AR2. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union
Cefai, C. & Galea, N. (2016) Children’s Worlds. The subjective wellbeing of Maltese children. Third Monograph of the Centre for Resilience & Socio-Emotional Health, University of Malta. Cefai, C., Downes, P. & Cavioni, V. (2016) Breaking the Cycle: A phenomenological approach to broadening access to post secondary and tertiary education. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 31, 255-274.
Cefai, C., Cavioni, V., Bartolo. P., Simoes, C., Ridicki Miljevic, R., Bouillet, D., et al. (2015) Social inclusion and social justice: a resilience curriculum for early years and elementary schools in Europe. Journal for Multicultural Education, 9(3) 122-139.
Cefai, C. & Cavioni, V. (2015) Beyond PISA: Schools as contexts for the promotion of children’s mental health and wellbeing. Contemporary School Psychology, 19 (4), 233-242.
Cefai, C. & Camilleri, L. (2015) A Healthy Start: Promoting mental health and wellbeing in the early primary school years. Emotional and Behaviour Difficulties, 20 (2),133-152. DOI: 10.1080/13632752.2014.915493
Cefai, C., Miljević-Riđički, R., Bouillet, D., Pavin Ivanec, T., Milanovic, M., Matsopoulos, A., Gavogiannaki, M., Zanetti, M.A., Cavioni, V., Bartolo, P., Galea, K., Simoes, C., Lebre, P., Caetano Santos, A., Kimber, B. & Eriksson, C. (2015a) RESCUR Surfing The Waves. A Resilience Curriculum for Early Years and Primary Schools. A Teachers Guide. Malta: Centre for Resilience and Socio-Emotional Health, University of Malta.
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Cefai, C. & Cavioni, V. (2014) Social and Emotional Education in Primary School: Integrating Theory and Research into Practice. NY, USA: Springer Publications.
Cefai,C., Clouder,C., Antognazza,D., Boland, N., Cavioni,V., Heys,B., Madrazo,C. & Solborg, C. (2014) From Pisa to Santander: A Statement on Children’s Growth and Wellbeing. International Journal of Emotional Education, 6(2),86-89.
Cefai, C., Ferrario, E., Cavioni, V., Carter, A. & Grech, T. (2014) Circle Time for Social and Emotional Learning in Primary School. Journal of Pastoral Care in Education, 32 (2), 116-130. DOI: 10.1080/02643944.2013.861506.
Askell-Williams, H., & Cefai, C. (2014) Australian and Maltese teachers’ perspectives about their capabilities for mental health promotion in school settings. Teaching and Teacher Education, 40, 1-12.
Askell-Williams, H., Cefai, C. & Fabri, F. (2013) Maltese students’ perspectives about their experiences at school and their mental health. Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, Special Issue Psycho-Educational Assessment, 1-19.
Cefai, C., Cooper, P. & Vella, R. (2012) A whole school approach to positive behaviour in a girls secondary school. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 17(7), 700-713.
Cefai, C. (2012) .Building Resilience in Children with SEBD. In T. Cole, H. Daniels & J. Visser, (editors) The Routledge International Companion to Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. Routledge: London.
Lam, S., Jimerson, S., Kikas, E., Cefai C. et al (2012) Are Girls and Boys Equally Engaged in School around the World? The Results of an International Study across 12 Countries. School Psychology International, 50, 77–94.
Cefai, C. & Cooper, P. (2011) Nurture Groups in Maltese schools: Promoting inclusive education. British Journal of Special Education, 38(2), 65-72.
Cefai, C., Camilleri, L., Cooper, P. & Said, L. (2011) The structure and use of the teacher and parent Maltese Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. International Journal of Emotional Education, 3(1), 4-19.
Cefai, C. & Camilleri, L. (2011) Building Resilience in School Children. Risk and promotive factors amongst Maltese primary school children. Malta: Euro-Centre for Educational Resilience & Socio-Emotional Health, University of Malta.
Cefai, C. (2011) A framework for the promotion of social and emotional wellbeing in primary schools. In R. Shute et al. (editors) International perspectives on mental health and wellbeing in education. Australia: Shannon Research Press.
Camilleri, L., Cefai, C. & Cooper, P. (2011) Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties in Maltese Schools: A Multilevel Model. Journal of Research in Educational Sciences, 11, 1(3), 3-15. Cefai, C. & Cooper, P. (2010) Students without voices: the unheard accounts of students with social, emotional and behaviour difficulties. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 25 (2), 183–198.
Cefai, C. & Cooper, P. (2010) Nurture Groups in Primary School. The Maltese Experience. VDM Verlag Dr Muller Publications.
Cefai, C. & Camilleri, L. (2009) Healthy Students Healthy Lives. The Health of Maltese University Students. Malta: European Centre for Educational Resilience & Socio-Emotional Health, University of Malta.
Cefai, C. & Cooper, P. eds (2009) Promoting Emotional Education. Engaging Children and Young People with social, emotional and behaviour difficulties. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Cefai, C., Cooper, P. & Camilleri, L. (2009) Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in Maltese schools. International Journal of Emotional Education, 1 (1), 8-49.
Cooper, P. & Cefai, C. (2009) Contemporary values and social context: implications for the emotional well-being of children. Journal of Emotional and Behaviour Difficulties, 14(2), 91-100.
Cefai, C. (2008) Promoting Resilience in the Classroom. A Guide to Developing Pupils’ Emotional and Cognitive Skills. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
NESET II was set up at the initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture