Fostering Resilience with Students with Learning Disabilities: An Ecological Approach

Lisa Piers
This qualitative study explored the educational journeys of five post-secondary students with learning disabilities from the perspectives of the students and their families. Guided by Ungar’s (2012) ecological conceptualization of resilience and Bronfenbrenner’s (2007) bio-ecological theory of development, this study sought to identify the challenges that these students faced and the capacities and resources within their environments that helped them along their journeys. Data collected through in-depth, semi-structured interviews with the students and their families...
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