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Educational outcomes: adversity and resilience

Cassen, Robert, Feinstein, Leon and Graham, Philip (2009) Educational outcomes: adversity and resilience. Social Policy and Society, 8 (1). pp. 73-85. ISSN 1475-7464

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S1474746408004600


In the context of risk and resilience, the paper attempts to integrate three strands of research: genetic and mental-health factors, the findings of cohort studies and those of other investigations of educational outcomes. A very wide range of factors, many of them related to disadvantage, bear on such outcomes, but none deterministically. Intelligence, conduct and emotional disorders are all found to influence academic achievement to varying degrees, as do a number of aspects of family, school and the wider social environment. Aspects that contribute to resilience are identified, and the paper concludes with a discussion of interventions to enhance resilience.

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Additional Information: © 2008 Cambridge University Press
Divisions: Social Policy
Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Subjects: University Structure > Language Centre
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2011 16:52
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 00:57

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