Resiliency Among Students At Risk of Academic Failure
by Hersh C. Waxman, Jon P. Gray & Yolanda N. Padrón - 2002
This chapter explains how a perspective on educational resiliency might improve the education of at-risk students. Such a framework may also help educators design more effective educational interventions that specifically take into account those “alterable” factors that distinguish resilient from nonresilient students. First, we discuss issues related to the definition of resiliency. Next, we review several recent studies in the area of educational resiliency, specifically those that focus on differences between resilient and nonresilient students’ characteristics, family background, and perceptions of the classroom and school environment. The final sections of the chapter focus on implications for educational practice and research.
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