Resilience, culture, and class: A sociological study of Australian students

This three-year project (2018-2021) aims to promote academic resilience and school success in present and imminent adverse conditions. Using interviews, Social Network Analysis, and psychometric measures, the project intends to discover the interplay of academic resilience, culture, and class. Its significance is manifested in the intention to reduce educational failure and enhance life prospects of at-risk students. Expected outcomes include scholarly publications, media commentaries on research, publicly available project findings, and an instructional animation for end-users to build academic resilience in Australia’s multicultural contexts. Expected benefits include attenuated achievement gap, increased social cohesion and mobility, reduced public cost on educational failure, stronger engagement with beneficiaries and international partners, as well as policy and curriculum implications in and beyond Australia.

Funding / Grants

  • ARC DECRA ($414,325) (2018 - 2021)

Chief Investigators