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