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Motivation, engagement and educational performance : international perspectives on the contexts for learning

Author: Julian Elliott
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book the fallacies of many current 'answers' to resolving student apathy are laid bare. Drawing upon findings from a major programme of research undertaken in sites in England, the USA and Russia, and recent research in the area of student motivation, this book identifies key factors that provide insight into our current predicament, including children's self-perceptions, goals, interests and aspirations,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Études transculturelles
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Elliott
ISBN: 0333920597 9780333920596
OCLC Number: 57594415
Description: vi, 272 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Psychological theories of achievement motivation --
3. Culture and practice in education --
4. Student perspectives --
5. Classroom behaviour and peer influence --
6. Teacher perceptions, beliefs and practices --
7. Parental perspectives and influences, homework and life outside of school --
8. Russia : a society in transition --
9. Summary and conclusions.
Other Titles: International perspectives on the contexts for learning
Responsibility: Julian G. Elliott [and others].
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"In this book the fallacies of many current 'answers' to resolving student apathy are laid bare. Drawing upon findings from a major programme of research undertaken in sites in England, the USA and Russia, and recent research in the area of student motivation, this book identifies key factors that provide insight into our current predicament, including children's self-perceptions, goals, interests and aspirations, peer and parental influences, teacher perceptions, school traditions and practices, and the pervasive influence of broader social, cultural, historical and economic factors."--Jacket.

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'Elliott, Hufton, Willis, and Illushin's new book is one of the first to bring together diverse international perspectives on adolescent motivation. Using data from England, the United States, and Read more...

 
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