South African Journal of Education

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Enabling white, Afrikaans-speaking adolescents towards post-divorce resilience: implications for educators

L Theron, N Dunn


Using rich qualitative data, we describe the ecosystemically-embedded protective antecedents that enabled 10 white, Afrikaans-speaking adolescents from divorced families towards resilience. The description both confirms and extends what was known about the roots of adolescent resilience, post-divorce. We use these findings to capacitate educators who are mandated to care for needy learners, such as those from divorced homes. The findings provide more than mere implications for educators — given their simplicity, they make it possible for educators to make the most of these to champion resilience.

Keywords: adolescence; divorce; ecosystemic; protective resources; qualitative; resilience
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