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Academic Motivation and the Culture of Schooling

ISBN-10: 0195326814

ISBN-13: 9780195326819

Edition: 2008

Authors: Cynthia Hudley, Adele E. Gottfried

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Decades of reserach indicate the important connections among academic motivation and achievement, social relationships, and school culture. However, much of this research has been conducted in homogenous American schools serving middle class, average achieving, Anglo-student populations. This edited volume will argue that school culture is a reflection of the society in which the school is embedded and comprises various aspects, including induvidualism, competition, cultural stereotypes, and extrinsically guided values and rewards. They address three specific conceptual questions: How do differences in academic motivation for diverse groups of students change over time? How do students' social cognitions influence their motivational processes and outcomes in school? And what has been done to enhance academic motivation? To answer this last question, the contributers describe empirically validated intervention programs for improving academic motivation in students from elementary school through college.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/30/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342

Contributors
Introduction
Examining Motivation Over Time
Competence Motivation in Head Start: An Early Childhood Link to Learning
Low Academic Intrinsic Motivation as a Risk Factor for Adverse Educational Outcomes: A Longitudinal Study from Early Childhood Through Early Adulthood
Students' Social Cognitions and Motivational Processes
Essential Solidarities for Understanding Latino Adolescents' Moral and Academic Engagement
Sources of Influence on the College Goals, Sexual Behavior, and Childbearing Attitudes of Latina Girls in Alternative High Schools
Cultural Continuity Between Home and School as a Predictor of Student Motivation: What We Know, What We Need to Learn, and Implications for Practice
Cultural Mistrust, Academic Outcome Expectations, and Outcome Values Among African American Adolescent Males
Responding to Self-Threats: Understanding Stigma in the Academic Domain
Cultures in Contrast: Understanding the Influence of School Culture on Student Engagement
Interventions to Enhance Academic Motivation
Scholar Identity and Academic Achievement in African American Adolescents: Is There a Connection?
Peer-Assisted Learning: An Academic Strategy for Enhancing Motivation Among Diverse Students
Conclusions and Commentary
Academic Motivation and the Culture of School: Thematic Integration
Academic Motivation and the Culture of Schooling: Integration of Findings
Social Competence, Sociocultural Contexts, and School Success
Index