resilience theory in education
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External protective factors are the environmental social supports and opportunities available in the home, school, community, and peer groups, in the form of a) caring relations, b) high expectations, and c) encouragement for participation in meaningful activities (6).
What ‘adversity’ and ‘outcomes’ actually mean, and;
The scope and nature of resilience processes.
The best-known positive psychology framework for resilience is Seligman’s 3P’s Model.
Not all school systems operate with this “good or bad” dichotomy.
The result of this process can include a sense of self-worth and independence for pupils.
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Finally, resilience theory provides a useful framework for research that bridges the micro-macro divide, which could make important contributions to deepening social development theory (Patel, 2015). The developmental social welfare approach is the national approach to welfare in South Africa, informing and guiding all social welfare and social work activities. Patel identifies five key themes that have shaped this welfare approach in South Africa, one of which is “reconciling the micro-macro divide in developmental social welfare theory and practice” (Section 3.3). This is accomplished by recognising the need for micro, meso and macro social work services, ensuring that all social workers are competent in working at all three levels, and promoting integrated service delivery across the levels by all service providers.
“Helping those pupils who have lots of barriers to overcome is why I went in to teaching in the first place.”
How can we spot academic resilience?