Resilient learners in schools serving poor communities

SOURCE: Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): G.Frempong, M.Visser, N.Feza, L.Winnaar, S.Nuamah
KEYWORDS: POVERTY, RESILIENT LEARNERS, SCHOOL CHILDREN
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9389

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Abstract

Through the education for all initiative, a number of education systems have been able to provide access to their students at the basic education level. The major challenge is that most of these learners, especially, those from poor families who attend schools with limited resources are often not successful. However, in South Africa, quite a few of these learners succeed against all odds. These students are characterized as resilient and the authors wonder what drives their success.