ERIC Number: EJ796333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
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Conceptions of Resilience: Compliance or Transformation?
McMahon, Brenda J.
Educational Forum, v71 n1 p49-58 Mar 2006
This paper offers a philosophical inquiry into conceptions of resilience--identifying it first as a set of individual traits or characteristics and, secondly, as a process existing within relationships. Both approaches unwittingly may reinforce existing inequities and marginalization as they are used to prepare students for the world. Alternatively, suggestions for arriving at a conception of resilience that potentially is meaningful, empowering, and transforming are presented.
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