Resilience in Education

Concepts, Contexts and Connections

  • Marold Wosnitza
  • Francisco Peixoto
  • Susan Beltman
  • Caroline F. Mansfield

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Susan Beltman, Caroline F. Mansfield
      Pages 3-9
  3. Conceptualising Resilience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Jennifer Schwarze, Marold Wosnitza
      Pages 35-51
    3. Caroline F. Mansfield, Liesel Ebersöhn, Susan Beltman, Tilda Loots
      Pages 53-71
    4. Francisco Peixoto, Marold Wosnitza, Joana Pipa, Mark Morgan, Carmel Cefai
      Pages 73-89
  4. Researching Resilience in Educational Contexts

  5. Connecting to Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Susan Beltman, Caroline F. Mansfield, Marold Wosnitza, Noelene Weatherby-Fell, Tania Broadley
      Pages 237-253
    3. José Castro Silva, Joana Pipa, Cynthia Renner, Margaret O’Donnell, Carmel Cefai
      Pages 255-274
    4. Marold Wosnitza, Ralph Delzepich, Jennifer Schwarze, Margaret O’Donnell, Vera Faust, Vanessa Camilleri
      Pages 275-288
    5. Valeria Cavioni, Maria Assunta Zanetti, Giusy Beddia, Mara Lupica Spagnolo
      Pages 313-332
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. Marold Wosnitza, Francisco Peixoto
      Pages 335-340

About this book


This volume focuses on resilience in educational contexts which has emerged as an important field of research, with recent investigation into resilience of school students teachers, and post-secondary students and staff. This book integrates theoretically diverse viewpoints and research advancing relevant theory. It furthermore presents interventions which aim enhancing resilience in the educational context. The interplay between more basic research and actual practice in the classroom, university or workplace enriches relevant theory and research. Each chapter includes an explanation of how resilience is conceptualized in the research and the methods used to examine resilience. The chapters also provide a description of the context in which the research was conducted and how particular aspects of context influence the resilience process. Innovative approaches to exploring resilience are highlighted as well as directions for future research. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marold Wosnitza
    • 1
  • Francisco Peixoto
    • 2
  • Susan Beltman
    • 3
  • Caroline F. Mansfield
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of EducationRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2.ISPA-Instituto Universitário/CIE – ISPALisbonPortugal
  3. 3.School of EducationCurtin UniversityPerthAustralia
  4. 4.School of EducationMurdoch UniversityPerthAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76689-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76690-4
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