This new report discusses how research concerned with "resilient" students—who succeed in school despite the presence of adverse conditions—might lead to improvements in the education of students at risk of academic failure. The report reviews classic and more recent resiliency studies, examines issues related to the definition of resiliency, and discusses implications for educational practice and research. 2003. (RR 11). (28 pp).
Hersh C. Waxman, Jon P. Gray, & Yolanda N. Padrón
Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence