March 2015: Socioeconomically disadvantaged students who are academically successful: examining academic resilience cross-nationally

Erberber, Ebru Stephens, Maria Mamedova, Saida Ferguson, Sharlyn Kroeger, Teresa
IEA (2015)
Academically resilient students are those students who are academically successful, despite coming from the socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds that have typically predicted poorer educational outcomes. These students are an important group to study because if policymakers can understand what factors may have contributed to their succeeding against the odds, then they may be better able to support similar students in improving their academic performance.