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Resilience Education


October 2000 | 128 pages | Corwin

"This is a helpful book whose prescriptions can bring a transformation in the way that you think, feel, and act in the educational environment and can strengthen our belief in the power and promise of students themselves."
Dennis Saleebey, Professor
School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

"Highly recommended for educators and social services professionals who work with youth."
Randy Kroeker
Associate Professor, Counseling Services
University of Winnipeg

"Bravo to the authors! A refreshing look at asset building that can lead to learners utilizing more of their own personal resources in the learning process."
Lynn Jones, Professor
Iowa State University

Help your students turn crisis into opportunity!

Resilience Education looks at how young people who struggle with life's worst conditions somehow manage to overcome adversity . . . and through this close examination, the authors are able to identify the significant factors that contribute to these youths' amazing resilience.

Among the discoveries you'll find in this book:

  • Information and decision-making skills students need to make good decisions in the face of adversity
  • Learning strategies and teaching strategies that facilitate student acquisition of good decision-making skills
  • Vignettes and specific examples of what a resilient youth looks like
  • Real-world portraits of school communities that support resilience
  • Specific guidance for creating conditions for resilience in the classroom


In this practical and insightful work, educational researchers, Joel H. Brown, Marianne D'Emidio-Caston, and Bonnie Benard, offer a set of principles and practical applications for educators who work with youth, offering unique and powerful tools that can make a difference in young people's lives.


 
Preface
Acknowledgments  
 
About the Authors
 
Part I: Supporting Evidence For Resilience
 
1. The Limitations of a Risk Orientation
 
2. Understanding the Human Capacity for Healthy Adaptation
 
3. Applying a Resilience Approach to Education
 
Part II: The PORT-able Approach to Resilience Education
 
4. Educating Through Participation, Observation, Reflection, and Transformation
 
5. Participation: Authentic, Active Engagement
 
6. Observation: Noting Your Experience
 
7. Reflection: Interpreting Your Experience
 
8. Transformation: Being Aware of and Responsible for Change
 
9. Bringing It All Together
 
References
 
Index

"This book stands alone in that it is the first to present a model of educational practice that is both loyal to the resilience (and risk) research and to the realities of education in today’s hectic and multicultural class environment."  

Dennis Saleebey
Professor, School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

 "Everyone in practice, from superintendents to teachers, will enjoy this book. Offers a strong foundation and a neat model to assist educators in implementing resilience education. Everyone from superintendents to teachers will enjoy this book!"

Patrick Akos
Counselor and Educator, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

 "Everyone in practice, from superintendents to teachers, will enjoy this book. Offers a strong foundation and a neat model to assist educators in implementing resilience education. Everyone from superintendents to teachers will enjoy this book!"

Patrick Akos
Counselor and Educator, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

 "Everyone in practice, from superintendents to teachers, will enjoy this book. Offers a strong foundation and a neat model to assist educators in implementing resilience education. Everyone from superintendents to teachers will enjoy this book!"

Patrick Akos
Counselor and Educator, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

"Resilience Education gives practical strategies for working with children and illustrates them with examples. It readily lends itself to the education of both teachers and parents. This book should be on every reading list." 

Rodney Skager
Professor, Emeritus, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

"Bravo to the authors! A refreshing look at asset building that can lead to the learner utilizing more of her/his own personal resources in the learning process." 

Lynn Jones
Professor, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

"Completely accessible to all readers. All students would benefit from the objectives of Resilience Education." 

Cheryl Armon
Regional Director, Education Programs, Antioch University, Los Angeles, CA

"Highly recommended for educators and social services professionals who work with youth." 

Randy Kroeker
Associate Professor, Counseling Services, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

"This is a helpful book whose prescriptions can bring a transformation in the way you think, feel, and act in the educational environment. It can strengthen your belief in the power and promise of students themselves." 

Dennis Saleebey
Professor, School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas, KS

 "Highly recommended for educators and social services professionals who work with youth."

Randy Kroeker, Associate Professor, Counseling Services
University of Winnipeg

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