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ERIC Number: ED412309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0889-8049
Turning It Around for All Youth: From Risk to Resilience. ERIC/CUE Digest, Number 126.
Benard, Bonnie
This digest briefly describes how educators and schools can foster resiliency in all youth. The starting point for building on students' capacities is the belief by all the adults in their lives, particularly those in their schools, that every youth has innate resilience. All individuals have the power to change, and teachers and schools have the power to transform lives. Caring relationships, positive and high expectations, and providing opportunities to participate and contribute are the keys to fostering resilience. Strategies that build resilience include the school-level approaches to teacher support and staff development. In the classroom, teachers can foster resilience by teaching to the students' strengths, showing them that they have innate resilience, and providing growth opportunities. Self-assessment on the part of the teacher can be used to foster self-evaluation by students. The resiliency approach can be used in classroom experiments that focus on the growth of one particular student. Teachers who believe in urban students can enable their healthy development and successful learning. (Contains 18 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.