Download e-book for kindle: A Focus on Hope: Fifty Resilient Students Speak by Erik E. Morales, Frances K. Trotman

By Erik E. Morales, Frances K. Trotman

ISBN-10: 0761852727

ISBN-13: 9780761852728

Over the process ten years, this wide qualitative examine occupied with the tutorial resilience phenomenon. The study delves into the tutorial resilience reviews of 50 low socioeconomic scholars of colour from a number of racial and ethnic backgrounds. as well as chronicling particular protecting components and tactics lively within the scholars' lives, a number of symbiotic relationships among teams of protecting elements are documented and explored. A Resilience Cycle concept, which was once chronicled in earlier works of the authors, is used as a framework to view crucial components of the scholars' educational good fortune. finally, the information and findings are used to suggest functional feedback for selling educational resilience in at-risk adolescence national. in addition, simply because one writer makes a speciality of schooling and the opposite in psychology, either one of those disciplines are dropped at endure in this the most important and understudied subject.

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I know is sounds crazy, but that is how much pressure there was to fit in. And fitting in really meant not caring, “just chillin,” being laid back . . But I knew that that would backfire in the end. Those guys who were cool in high school are nothing now. They’re hanging out on the corner or locked up. (Lamar, African American Male, 20) As with most adolescents, there existed a natural tendency for the students from this study to follow the in-crowd and to emulate the “cool” kids. However, in anti-academic environments like those that many of these students grew up in there are powerful forces pulling them away from achievement and often ostracizing those who do achieve.

And I think that’s what got me the job. I had a lot of people who could support me . . I’ve always been good at putting people in my pocket, that’s like getting people on my side, that way, when I need them, there they are. All ready. (Sharita, African American Female, 22) The enthusiasm with which Sharita speaks about her available social capital was not unique to her. ” What was perhaps even more unexpected than their pride and enthusiasm was the calculating aspect of their interactions with potential helpers.

Lucy in particular developed a complex study plan based on linking her preferred learning styles to her academic tasks. In her description of her plan the high level of self-knowledge these students often exhibited is clearly illustrated: I am a very visual person; I’m really good with images, pictures and graphs and stuff so I have learned that I have to use that no matter what I am learning. But while I am visual, I am not mathematical at all . . I have always been lost in math class. I just don’t grasp it.

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