A Cultural-Historical Interpretation of Resilience : the implications for practice

  title={A Cultural-Historical Interpretation of Resilience : the implications for practice},
  author={Anne Edwards and Apostol Apostolov},
Recent attempts at preventing the social exclusion of vulnerable children in England have been driven by notions of resilience which centre primarily on changing children so that they may be better able to cope with adversity. Drawing on the concepts of Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT), we suggest that the idea of resilience should be expanded to include developing a capacity to act on and reshape the social conditions of one’s development. We use evidence from two studies of… CONTINUE READING

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