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Resiliency: An Annotated Bibliography

By: Jean Wolph, Gwen Snow, Linda Satterlee, Irina McGrath, Maria Scherrer
Date: December 24, 2008

Summary: This bibliography includes selections from a wide body of literature about fostering resilience in urban students.



Educational achievement gaps among racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups persist, along with rising consciousness that the most important challenge in education today is to remove these gaps, recognized as early as kindergarten and developing quickly in the first three years of school (National Task Force on Minority High Achievement, 1999).

Helping youth tap into their innate capacities for developing into healthy, capable adults is the focus of a growing body of research on resiliency that shows promise for eliminating achievement gaps.

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