This policy paper presents findings from a wide range of literature on academic resilience in primary and secondary education to help shape the approach schools can take to support diverse students. We focus on different types of challenges that students experience and the different aspects of academic buoyancy and resilience that shape students’ ability to succeed despite the setbacks and adversity they face. In Part 1, we describe key insights from research on academic buoyancy and resilience. In Part 2, we present promising practices to improving students’ academic resilience skills. In Part 3, we provide recommendations for International Baccalaureate (IB) stakeholders, meant to strengthen and reinforce the IB programme’s potential to develop students with academic buoyancy and resilience.
Authors: Dr. Ross C. Anderson, Paul T. Beach, Dr. Jessica N. Jacovidis, Dr. Kristine L. Chadwick