Education exists within a complex and changing world and many learners face a variety of risk factors – conditions, circumstances, situations, or events – that threaten to negatively impact upon their development and achievement. These factors include disability, race, gender, poverty, violence, and natural disasters. It is adversities such as these that this book addresses – what they are, how they impact on learners, and how to successfully address them. Uniquely, Overcoming Adversity in Education takes an international approach, with structured chapters by experts from around the world, to inform successful local practices. The book explains why understanding adversity in education is so important, and explores, through practical case studies, ways in which individuals, institutions, and cultures/societies can help create positive outcomes for learners. The reader will find, and be able to draw upon, exemplars of practice that illustrate the principles of creating and implementing successful proactive approaches, interventions, and coping strategies.

chapter |6 pages

Overcoming adversity in education

Challenges and opportunities in a complex and changing world
ByAndrew J. Holliman, Kieron Sheehy

chapter 1|12 pages

How neuroscience can help to overcome adversity in education

ByRachel R. Romeo, Joanna A. Christodoulou

chapter 2|11 pages

Language difficulties and education

ByNenagh Kemp

chapter 3|11 pages

Overcoming literacy difficulties in education

ByYijun Ruan, Catherine McBride

chapter 4|13 pages

Promoting positive educational outcomes for children and young people with sensory impairments through a dual approach to access

ByMike McLinden, Graeme Douglas, Emmanouela Terlektsi, Rachel Hewett

chapter 5|12 pages

Adaptability and educational transitions

ByAndrew J. Holliman, Catriona Connolly, Andrew J. Martin, Rebecca J. Collie

chapter 8|13 pages

Overcoming adversity from large-scale crises and disasters

ByCarol A. Mutch

chapter 9|12 pages

Overcoming bullying in education

ByCirenia Quintana-Orts, Conor Mc Guckin, Rosario Del Rey, Joaquín A. Mora-Merchán

chapter 10|12 pages

Helping those who don't fit

Impacts, causes, and solutions for students who don't feel like they belong at school
ByKelly-Ann Allen, Christopher Boyle, Margaret L. Kern, Denise Wong, Angela McCahey

chapter 11|13 pages

Overcoming adversity for disabled students in higher education in Indonesia

BySujarwanto, Kieron Sheehy

chapter 12|12 pages

Widening participation in higher education

ByJohn Butcher

chapter 13|14 pages

Childhood stress in education

ByMeena Hariharan, Sandra Roshni Monteiro, Meera Padhy, Usha Chivukula

chapter 15|11 pages

A cross-cultural perspective of children's mental health in school

An exacerbated issue during the COVID-19 pandemic
ByKeri Ka-Yee Wong

chapter 16|12 pages

Overcoming school adversity for LGBT+ students

ByAdam Jowett

chapter 18|12 pages

Indigenous (Aboriginal, First Nations) students overcoming academic adversity

The roles of educational resilience, motivation and engagement, and teacher–student relationships
ByAndrew J. Martin, Lauren Tynan, Rebecca J. Collie, Michelle Bishop, Kevin Lowe

chapter 19|11 pages

Overcoming adversity for marginalised adolescent girls in Zimbabwe

ByChamberlain Liz, Alison Buckler, Kelly Worwood, Obert Chigodora, Chishava Charlotte Y.P., Claire Hedges

chapter 20|15 pages

Open schooling to empower Brazilian teachers

Emancipatory fun in education for a sustainable innovation ecosystem
ByAlexandra Okada, Karine Pinheiro de Souza, Miriam Struchiner, Cíntia Rabello, Luziana Quadros da Rosa

chapter 21|13 pages

The Academic and Cultural Demands-Resources (ACD-R) framework

Supporting the academic development of culturally and ethnically diverse students
ByAndrew J. Martin, Rebecca J. Collie

chapter 22|4 pages

A multidimensional perspective on adversity

From peace to understanding
ByKieron Sheehy, Andrew J. Holliman