Linda Theron

Linda Theron (D.Ed.)
Dep. of Educational Psychology
Faculty of Education
University of Pretoria, South Africa
Psychologist (Educational; PS 0063622)

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South African students explain their resilience processes Video - South African students explain their resilience

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Pathways to Resilience

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Professor Linda Theron was invited by Prof Robbie Gilligan to present a guest lecture at Trinity College, Dublin on 23 February 2014. The lecture entitled, Stories of South African Youth: Doing well in challenging contexts, made public some of the quantitative and qualitative findings of the Pathways to Resilience study, South Africa. There were many questions at the close of the lecture, particularly about the findings pertaining to resilience and culture, confirming the importance of culturally sensitive investigations into resilience. During her visit to Trinity College, Linda Theron was also invited to facilitate a workshop for post-graduate students and researchers that focused on dealing with cultural differences when doing research with young people. The contents of this workshop were based on the rich experience she gained in heading the Pathways to Resilience Project in South Africa and in collaborating with affiliated researchers in Canada, China, Colombia and New Zealand in the course of this.

Th Pathways findings were also disseminated at the 2nd World Congress of Resilience in Timisoara, Romania, 8-10 May 2014.  The paper was entitled Pathways to resilience in rural contexts of chronic poverty and danger: A South African study and co-authored by Linda and Tinie Theron. The congress also provided an excellent opportunity to extend and/or cement networks with leading, international resilience-focused researchers.

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