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Buddy system : understanding male friendships

Author: Geoffrey L Greif
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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Decades of research 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  Read more...
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Greif, Geoffrey L.
Buddy system.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008004182
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey L Greif
ISBN: 0199716889 9780199716883 9780195326420 0195326423 1281515116 9781281515117
OCLC Number: 249078179
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 304 pages)
Contents: How do we understand men's friendships? --
What do friendship and friend mean? --
So how do friendships actually work? --
What do men learn from their fathers about friendships? --
Do women influence men's friendships? --
Do women feel the same way about friends as do men? --
Marty in his 20s : needing friends and family --
Zach in his 30s : balancing family, friends, and work --
Mal in his 40s : continuing the balancing act --
Mick in his 50s : needing friends more than ever --
Michael in his 60s : friendships shaped by early experiences --
Donald in his 70s : going strong --
Tom in his 80s : realizing all his friends are gone --
Fred in his 90s : thinking maybe it's in the genes --
Men's fellowship at a Saturday morning church group --
Stepping up to the plate with your friendships.
Responsibility: Geoffrey L. Greif.

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Decades of research 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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