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ERIC Number: EJ727214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1363-2752
Pupil Resilience in the Classroom: A Teacher's Framework
Cefai, Carmel
Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, v9 n3 p149-170 2004
This article describes the development of a teacher's framework to identify a number of primary school classes in Malta characterized by high levels of pupil resilience, namely socio-emotional competence and educational engagement. The article starts by defining resilience as a proactive, contextual and relational phenomenon concerning all pupils, irrespective of individual characteristics or background. It outlines and discusses the construction, administration and scoring of a seven-item framework, followed by an analysis of responses by 22 teachers who rated 465 pupils in their classes, on the basis of which three classes in each school were selected for further study. The conclusion suggests how schools and teachers may use the framework as a descriptive tool in their efforts to promote socio-emotional and cognitive competence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malta