Academic Motivation and the Culture of Schooling

Academic Motivation and the Culture of Schooling

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Academic Motivation and the Culture of Schooling by Cynthia Hudley

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 individualism, 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 contributors describe empirically validated intervention programs for improving academic motivation in students from elementary school through college.

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ISBN-13: 9780199716753
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/30/2008
Series: Child Development in Cultural Context
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

Table of Contents


Contributors     xv
Introduction   Cynthia Hudley   Adele Eskeles Gottfried     3
Examining Motivation Over Time
Competence Motivation in Head Start: An Early Childhood Link to Learning   Heather L. Rouse   John W. Fantuzzo     15
Low Academic Intrinsic Motivation as a Risk Factor for Adverse Educational Outcomes: A Longitudinal Study from Early Childhood Through Early Adulthood   Adele Eskeles Gottfried   Allen W. Gottfried   Phillip E. Morris   Clayton R. Cook     36
Students' Social Cognitions and Motivational Processes
Essential Solidarities for Understanding Latino Adolescents' Moral and Academic Engagement   Theresa A. Thorkildsen   Courtney J. Golant   Elizabeth Cambray-Engstrom     73
Sources of Influence on the College Goals, Sexual Behavior, and Childbearing Attitudes of Latina Girls in Alternative High Schools   Laura F. Romo   Claudia Kouyoumdjian   Marguerita Lightfoot     99
Cultural Continuity Between Home and School as a Predictor of Student Motivation: What We Know, What We Need to Learn, and Implications for Practice   Kristen Bogner Warzon   Marika Ginsburg-Block     121
Cultural Mistrust, Academic Outcome Expectations, and Outcome Values Among African American Adolescent Males   Miles Anthony Irving     146
Responding to Self-Threats: Understanding Stigma in the Academic Domain   Collette P. Eccleston   Brenda Major     165
Cultures in Contrast: Understanding the Influence of School Culture on Student Engagement   Cynthia Hudley   Annette M. Daoud     187
Interventions to Enhance Academic Motivation
Scholar Identity and Academic Achievement in African American Adolescents: Is There a Connection?   Olga M. Welch     221
Peer-Assisted Learning: An Academic Strategy for Enhancing Motivation Among Diverse Students   Marika Ginsburg-Block   Cynthia Rohrbeck   Nancy Lavigne   John W. Fantuzzo     247
Conclusions and Commentary
Academic Motivation and the Culture of School: Thematic Integration   Cynthia Hudley     277
Academic Motivation and the Culture of Schooling: Integration of Findings   Adele Eskeles Gottfried     286
Social Competence, Sociocultural Contexts, and School Success   Kathryn R. Wentzel     297
Index     311

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