Educational Resiliency

Student, Teacher, and School Perspectives

Edited by:
Hersch C. Waxman, University of Houston
Yolanda N. Padron, University of Houston
Jon P. Gray, University of Houston

A volume in the series: Research in Educational Diversity and Excellence. Editor(s): Yolanda N. Padron, University of Houston. Hersch C. Waxman, University of Houston.

Published 2006

This book is the first volume in the series Research in Educational Diversity and Excellence. The purpose of the present book is to summarize and discuss recent perspectives, research, and practices related to educational resilience.

There are three distinct parts of the book. The first part, "Conceptual Issues and Reviews of Research," focuses on issues related to defining resiliency as well as reviewing classical and recent studies in the area of educational resiliency. Part II, "Studies of Students’ Resiliency," focuses on recent resiliency findings including methodological issues and implications of individual and school-level resilience. The final part, "Schools, Programs, and Communities that Enhance Resiliency," concentrates primarily on interventions and instructional programs that foster resiliency in youth and the schools they attend.

Part I: Issues and Reviews of Research. Introduction and Overview, Hersh C. Waxman, Jon Gray, and Yolanda N. Padrón. Resilience: Emerging Social Constructions in Educational Policy, Research, and Practice, Joel H. Brown. Promoting Educational Resilience for Students At-Risk of Failure, Hersh C. Waxman, Jon P. Gray, and Yolanda N. Padrón. Resilience Research and Practice: National Resilience Resource Center Bridging the Gap, Kathy M. Marshall. Part II: Studies of Students’ Resiliency. A Longitudinal Look at the Literacy Development of Children Prenatally Exposed to Crack/Cocaine, Diane Barone. Achieving Success: An Agentic Model of Resiliency, Ruth Silva and Judy Radigan. Mathematics Learning Environment Differences between Resilient, Average, and Nonresilient Elementary Students, Hui-Li Chang. The Student–Teacher Axis: Idiosyncratic Credit and Cutting the Slack, Sue McGinty. The Relations of Teacher Education Students’ Resiliency, Work Motivation, and School-Level Resilience, Jon P. Gray. Part III: Schools, Programs, and Communities That Enhance Resiliency. Presenting a Resilience Paradigm for Teachers, Sybil Wolin. Developing Resilient Learning Communities to Close the Achievement Gap, Robert Stephen Topf, Virginia Frazier-Maiwald, and Martin L. Krovetz. Resilient Communities: The Interplay between Community Development and Child Development Through Effective School Reform, Héctor H. Rivera. Promoting Resiliency in Youth, Educators, and Communities, Doris “Annie” Henry and Mike M. Milstein. Future Directions for Educational Resiliency Research, Hersh C. Waxman, Ann Brown, and Hui-Li Chang. Contributing Authors.

"Waxman, Padrón, and Gray have recruited a cadre of authors well-versed in the area of educational resiliency, who offer a comprehensive range of research interests and professional experience as they inform the discussion of resiliency and implications for K-12 schools." Deborah S. Wheeler University of Hartford