ERIC Number: ED532037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: N/A
Resiliency Reconsidered: Policy Implications of the Resiliency Movement. Educational Policy in the 21st Century: Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions
Davis, Donna M., Ed.
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The goal of this book is to generate discussion not only about how individuals can create meaningful educational experiences for all learners, but to challenge systems that necessitate a resilient nature. Ultimately, the authors promote the need for a foundation of socially just policies and practices in all educational settings and respond to the question: How does a paradigm of resiliency translate into institutional change that benefits everyone? This book is divided into three parts. Part I, Understanding Resiliency, contains the following: (1) A History of Resilience in African American Children and Schools: Formal and Informal Policies That Shaped the Educational Experiences of Ex-Slaves (Donna M. Davis); and (2) The Social Contextual Nature of Resiliency in Schools: Organizational Structures that Facilitate a Positive School Culture (Tierra Freeman). Part II: School Practices, contains the following: (3) Educational Resilience in Young Adolescents (Jennifer Friend); (4) Promoting Resiliency Through High Expectations: Policy Implications for the Integration of Cognitive and Affective Reform in Schools (Loyce Caruthers); (5) Student Resiliency, Institutional Structures and Arts Education: Manchester Craftsmen's Guild as a Model (Bruce Anthony Jones and Nathan D. Jackson); and (6) Fostering Resiliency in Students With Disabilities in an Era of Standards-Based Education: Paradoxes in Policy and Expectations (Jeannie Kleinhammer-Tramill). Part III: Broadening the Subject, contains the following: (7) Expanding Our Thinking of Resiliency From K-12 to Higher Education: Resolute Experiences of Academic Latinas (Juan Carlos Gonzalez) and (8) The Time Is Now: The Role of Professional Learning Communities Strengthening the Resiliency of Teachers in Urban Schools (Jennifer Waddell). A foreword by Bruce Anthony Jones and introduction by Donna M. Davis are included.
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), African American Children, Urban Schools, School Culture, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Organizational Change, Educational Change, Educational Experience, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Social Justice, African American Education, African American History, Slavery, School Organization, Social Environment, Educational Environment, Adolescents, Expectation, Affective Behavior, Art Education, Standards, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Hispanic American Students, Higher Education, Communities of Practice
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