A Focus on Hope: Fifty Resilient Students Speak

A Focus on Hope: Fifty Resilient Students Speak

By: Erik E. Morales (author), Frances K. Trotman (author)Paperback

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This extensive qualitative study focused on the academic resilience phenomenon, detailing the educational resilience experiences of fifty low socioeconomic students of color from various racial and ethnic backgrounds. The book chronicles specific protective factors and processes in the students' lives and several symbiotic relationships between groups of protective factors.

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About Author

Erik E. Morales, PhD. is associate professor of education at New Jersey City University's Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe College of Education, in the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. He has written and presented extensively on academic resilience and achievement. Frances K. Trotman, PhD. is professor of psychology in the Department of Psychological Counseling at Monmouth University, located in West Long Branch, New Jersey. She has over thirty years of teaching, research, and counseling experience. She has focused extensively on issues of educationally equity and African American mental health issues.


Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Meeting the Students and Capturing their Stories Chapter 3: The "Resilience Cycle": An Overview Chapter 4: The Cycle in Context: Spoke 1 "Recognizing Reality" Chapter 5: The Cycle in Context: Spoke 2 "Manifesting Help" Chapter 6: The Cycle in Context: Spoke 3 "Synthesizing Resources" Chapter 7: The Cycle in Context: Spoke 4 "Evaluating and Enhancing" Chapter 8: The Cycle in Context: Spoke 5 "Developed Habits and Goals" Chapter 9: Facilitating Resilience: Practical Implications Chapter 10 References Chapter 11 Index Chapter 12 Appendix A: Resilient Students' Demographic Information Chapter 13 Appendix B: The Resilience Cycle Chapter 14 Appendix C: Resilient Students' Institutional Data Chapter 15 Appendix D: Resilient Students and Major Protective Factors Chapter 16 Appendix E: Major Psychological Stressors Associated with Academic Achievement Chapter 17 Appendix F: Individual Student Demographics (N=50)

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/12/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780761852728
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 100
  • ID: 9780761852728
  • weight: 167
  • ISBN10: 0761852727

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