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Resiliency: What We Have Learned


reviewed by Beverly Hardcastle Stanford ó 2005

coverTitle: Resiliency: What We Have Learned
Author(s): Bonnie Benard
Publisher: WestEd, San Francisco
ISBN: 0914409182, Pages: 148, Year: 2004
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In her book Resiliency: What We Have Learned, Bonnie Benard updates her earlier, often-referenced book Fostering Resiliency in Kids: Protective Factors in the Family, School, and Community (1991) and draws on her subsequent publications on promoting resiliency in adolescents (1996, 1999, 2002,). The deceptively slim volume is packed with findings from several hundred research studies, programs, and projects, and insights from theorists in the youth resiliency field and those related to it. The 380 references since her 1991 book indicate the depth of her updating endeavor. At a time when schools and legislators are focused on assessment and accountability and the concept of evidence-based practice has expanded from the nursing and health fields to education and social work, the good news of Benardís book is that it has the evidence. If you think small schools are better for adolescents than large ones, the book has the studies to prove that that is so. If you think that family support... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 2, 2005, p. 295-299
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11393, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 7:50:00 PM

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