Engaging Schools: Fostering High School Students' Motivation to Learn / Edition 1

Engaging Schools: Fostering High School Students' Motivation to Learn / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0309084350
ISBN-13:
9780309084352
Pub. Date:
12/02/2003
Publisher:
National Academies Press
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Engaging Schools: Fostering High School Students' Motivation to Learn / Edition 1

When it comes to motivating people to learn, disadvantaged urban adolescents are usually perceived as a hard sell. Yet, in a recent MetLife survey, 89 percent of the low-income students claimed “I really want to learn†applied to them.

What is it about the school environmentâ€"pedagogy, curriculum, climate, organizationâ€"that encourages or discourages engagement in school activities? How do peers, family, and community affect adolescents’ attitudes towards learning? Engaging Schools reviews current research on what shapes adolescents’ school engagement and motivation to learnâ€"including new findings on students’ sense of belongingâ€"and looks at ways these can be used to reform urban high schools.

This book discusses what changes hold the greatest promise for increasing students’ motivation to learn in these schools. It looks at various approaches to reform through different methods of instruction and assessment, adjustments in school size, vocational teaching, and other key areas. Examples of innovative schools, classrooms, and out-of-school programs that have proved successful in getting high school kids excited about learning are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780309084352
Publisher: National Academies Press
Publication date: 12/02/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

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