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Academic Motivation of Adolescents

Academic Motivation of Adolescents Author Tim Urdan
ISBN-10 9781607525547
Release 2002-09-01
Pages 389
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Few academic issues are of greater concern to teachers, parents, and school administrators than the academic motivation of the adolescents in their care. There are good reasons for this concern. Students who are academically motivated perform better in school, value their schooling, are futureoriented in their academic pursuits, and possess the academic confidence and positive feelings of selfworth so necessary to increasing academic achievement. Because academically motivated students engage their schoolwork with confidence and interest, they are less likely to drop out of school, suffer fewer disciplinary problems, and prove resilient in the face of setbacks and obstacles. It is precisely because academic motivation is so essential to academic achievement that motivation has taken a place along with cognition as one of the most followed lines of inquiry in educational psychology. In this volume, we are fortunate to gather together some of the most eminent scholars who have written extensively about the academic motivation of adolescents. We are fortunate also in that they represent the varied theories and lines of inquiry that currently dominate research in this area. In all, we believe that in the dozen chapters that comprise this volume, the authors provide elegant insights regarding the academic and social motivation of adolescents that will prove of interest to researchers, students, teachers, school administrators, parents, policymakers, and all others who play a pivotal role or are otherwise invested in the lives of adolescents in today's society. It is our hope that these insights will not only further the conversation on adolescence and education, but will serve as the impetus for further research capable of generating the creative ideas, programs, and structures so necessary to better the lives of the young people in our care.



SelfEfficacy Beliefs of Adolescents

SelfEfficacy Beliefs of Adolescents Author Tim Urdan
ISBN-10 9781607527503
Release 2006-02-01
Pages 381
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The introduction of the psychological construct of selfefficacy is widely acknowledged as one of the most important developments in the history of psychology. Today, it is simply not possible to explain phenomena such as human motivation, learning, selfregulation, and accomplishment without discussing the role played by selfefficacy beliefs. In this, the fifth volume of our series on adolescence and education, we focus on the selfefficacy beliefs of adolescents. We are proud and fortunate to be able to bring together the most prominent voices in the study of selfefficacy, including that of the Father of Social Cognitive Theory and of selfefficacy, Professor Albert Bandura. It is our hope, and our expectation, that this volume will become required reading for all students and scholars in the areas of adolescence and of motivation and, of course, for all who play a pivotal role in the education and care of youth.



The Adolescent as Decision Maker

The Adolescent as Decision Maker Author
ISBN-10 9780080885827
Release 2014-06-28
Pages 320
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This book reviews current theories and research on adolescent development and their implications for education. It is organized around the theme of the adolescent as decision-maker, and covers areas of normal development that are crucial for the transition to independence. The issues raised by the thoughtful reviews will stimulate discussion and debate and will provide new perspectives on adolescence.



Child and Adolescent Development for Educators

Child and Adolescent Development for Educators Author Michael Pressley
ISBN-10 9781593853525
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 498
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Filling a tremendous need, this is the first graduate-level child development text written specifically for future educators. From eminent authorities, the volume provides a solid understanding of major theories of development, focusing on how each has informed research and practice in educational contexts. Topics include the impact of biology and early experiences on the developing mind; the development of academic competence and motivation; how learning is influenced by individual differences, sociocultural factors, peers, and the family environment; what educators need to know about child mental health; and more. Every chapter features a quick-reference outline, definitions of key terms, and boxes addressing special topics of interest to educators. ? Special feature: Instructors considering this book for course adoption will automatically be e-mailed a test bank (in RTF format) that includes objective test items, essay questions, and case questions based on classroom scenarios.



Academic Motivation and the Culture of School in Childhood and Adolescence

Academic Motivation and the Culture of School in Childhood and Adolescence Author Cynthia Hudley
ISBN-10 9780195326819
Release 2008-07-30
Pages 320
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Schools, as one form of complex organizational settings, are regulated by often invisible expectations, understandings, and values that comprise the culture of the institutions. This volume will extend the already substantial understanding of academic motivation by moving beyond important and well studied relational and personal variables to an examination of school culture and motivation. Prevailing normative expectations for students are constructed and guided by cultural values and shape student motivation and achievement in powerful ways. This value system, however, is often left invisible in motivational analyses. Chapters in this volume challenge the prevailing discourse that equates ethnic minority with culture and places the cultural assumptions guiding schools outside the sphere of cultural inquiry.



FAMILY ENVIRONMENT AND ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION OF SCHOOL GOING ADOLESCENTS AN INTERVENTION REPORT

FAMILY ENVIRONMENT AND ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION OF SCHOOL GOING ADOLESCENTS  AN INTERVENTION REPORT Author Dr. S. D. Mishra
ISBN-10 9781329507562
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FAMILY ENVIRONMENT AND ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION OF SCHOOL GOING ADOLESCENTS AN INTERVENTION REPORT has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from FAMILY ENVIRONMENT AND ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION OF SCHOOL GOING ADOLESCENTS AN INTERVENTION REPORT also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full FAMILY ENVIRONMENT AND ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION OF SCHOOL GOING ADOLESCENTS AN INTERVENTION REPORT book for free.



Motivation and Adolescent Development

Motivation and Adolescent Development Author Martin L. Maehr
ISBN-10 1559384360
Release 1993
Pages 288
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Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy

Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy Author Nancy Dean
ISBN-10 9781412979801
Release 2010-02-26
Pages 230
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Directly linked with overall student achievement, graduation rates, and success in higher education, literacy is essential for reaching academic goals in a school or county. Adolescent literacy has become the focus of many school improvement efforts to meet the needs of secondary and high school students. Without the requisite expertise in literacy, administrators and other school leaders charged with literacy improvement initiatives need a systemic and sustained approach for improving student literacy and learning. Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy presents a concrete, user-friendly, and practical guide to developing, implementing, and monitoring a schoolwide or county-wide literacy action plan. Readers will find rubrics, tools, and processes developed and field-tested by the authors over more than 10 years of close work with schools across the country.



The Young Adolescent and the Middle School

The Young Adolescent and the Middle School Author Steven B. Mertens
ISBN-10 9781607527275
Release 2007-04-01
Pages 409
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(Sponsored by the Middle Level Education Research SIG and the National Middle School Association) The Young Adolescent and the Middle School focuses on issues related to the nature of young adolescence and the intersection of young adolescence with middle level schooling. This volume of the Handbook of Research in Middle Level Education marks the sixth installment in the series. The Handbook series, begun in 2001 by Vince Anfara, the series editor, has addressed varying thematic issues important to middle level education research. This volume, The Young Adolescent and the Middle School, focuses on the unique developmental needs of young adolescents and the role of the middle school in attending to these needs. The contributing authors in this volume address one of three developmental areas critical to young adolescents—physical development, intellectual/cognitive development, or social and personal development—and how these developmental characteristics affect the educational environment and the organization of middle schools.



Encyclopedia of Adolescence

Encyclopedia of Adolescence Author B. Bradford Brown
ISBN-10 9780123739513
Release 2011-06-01
Pages 1294
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The period of adolescence involves growth, adaptation, and dramatic reorganization in almost every aspect of social and psychological development. The Encyclopedia of Adolescence offers an exhaustive and comprehensive review of current theory and research findings pertaining to this critical decade of life. Leading scientists offer accessible and easily readable reviews of biological, social, educational, occupational, and cultural factors that shape adolescent development. Issues in normative development, individual differences, and psychopathology/maladjustment are reviewed. Over 130 chapters are included, each covering a specific aspect or issue of adolescence. The chapters trace differences in the course of adolescence in different nations and among youth with different backgrounds. The encyclopedia brings together cross-disciplinary contributors, including academic researchers, biologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, anthropologists and public policy experts, and will include authors from around the world. Each article features an in-depth analysis of current information on the topic, along with a glossary, suggested readings for further information, and cross-references to related encyclopedia articles. The volumes offer an unprecedented resource for all audiences, providing a more comprehensive understanding of general topics compared to other reference works on the subject. Available both in print and online via SciVerse Science Direct. Winner of the 2011 PROSE Award for Multivolume Reference in Humanities & Social Science from the Association of American Publishers; and named a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication Brings together cross-disciplinary contributors, including developmental psychologists, educational psychologists, clinical psychologists, biologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, anthropologists and public policy experts Published both in print and via Elsevier's ScienceDirectTM online platform



Adolescence and Education

Adolescence and Education Author Tim Urdan
ISBN-10 9781607526964
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 313
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In this inaugural volume, we solicited chapters from leading scholars in a variety of fields related to education. Our aim was to provide a broad overview of several of the most pressing concerns regarding the education of adolescent students. The volume begins with an historical perspective from Barbara Finklestein, who provides background regarding America’s changing perceptions of adolescence as a developmental period and how American society has approached the task of educating this age group over time. This is followed by chapters from Carol Midgley and from Sanford Dornbusch and Jeanne Kaufman regarding the organization, purpose, and function of schools designed to serve early and late adolescents. Midgley uses an achievement goal theory lens to analyze middle level schools; Dornbusch and Kaufman consider senior high schools, adopting a more sociological perspective.



Adolescent Literacy Research and Practice

Adolescent Literacy Research and Practice Author Tamara L. Jetton
ISBN-10 1593850220
Release 2004-05-03
Pages 468
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This much-needed book is the first applied research book on adolescent literacy. It addresses the role of literacy instruction in enhancing content area learning, and fostering student motivation and success well beyond the primary grades. The unique literacy needs of middle school and secondary students are thoroughly examined and effective practices and interventions identified. Reviewing the breadth of current knowledge and with contributions from some of the most prominent scholars in the field, important topics are covered such as: * how literacy skills develop in grades 5-12 * ways to incorporate literacy learning into English, social studies, math, and science * struggling adolescent readers and writers: what works in assessment and intervention * special challenges facing English language learners and culturally diverse students * implications for teacher training, policy, and future research.



The Power of the Adolescent Brain

The Power of the Adolescent Brain Author Thomas Armstrong
ISBN-10 9781416621874
Release 2016-07-14
Pages 202
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Moody. Reckless. Impractical. Insecure. Distracted. These are all words commonly used to describe adolescents. But what if we recast these traits in a positive light? Teens possess insight, passion, idealism, sensitivity, and creativity in abundance--all qualities that can make a significant positive contribution to society. In this thought-provoking book, Thomas Armstrong looks at the power and promise of the teenage brain from an empathetic, strength-based perspective--and describes what middle and high school educators can do to make the most of their students' potential. Thoroughly grounded in current neuroscience research, the book explains what we know about how the adolescent brain works and proposes eight essential instructional elements that will help students develop the ability to think, make healthy choices, regulate their emotions, handle social conflict, consolidate their identities, and learn enough about the world to move into adulthood with dignity and grace. Armstrong provides practical strategies and real-life examples from schools that illustrate these eight key practices in action. In addition, you'll find a glossary of brain terms, a selection of brain-friendly lesson plans across the content areas, and a list of resources to support and extend the book's ideas and practices. There is a colossal mismatch between how the adolescent brain has evolved over the millennia and the passive, rote learning experiences that are all too common in today’s test-obsessed educational climate. See the amazing difference—in school and beyond—when you use the insights from this book to help students tap into the power of their changing brains.



Counseling Individuals Through the Lifespan

Counseling Individuals Through the Lifespan Author Daniel W. Wong
ISBN-10 9781483322032
Release 2014-12-24
Pages 392
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Organized around the latest CACREP Standards, Counseling Individuals Through the Lifespan by Daniel W. Wong, Kimberly R. Hall, Cheryl A. Justice, and Lucy Wong Hernández introduces readers to the fundamentals of the counseling process during each stage of human development. Topics such as the client-counselor relationship, counseling theory, research, and interventions are addressed with a focus on caring for the total person within his/her environment and culture. Emphasizing the importance of intentionality and self-reflection, the chapters include case illustrations and guided practice exercises to further the development of successful 21st century counselors. Counseling Individuals Through the Lifepan is part of the SAGE Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs).



Handbook of Motivation at School

Handbook of Motivation at School Author Kathryn R. Wentzel
ISBN-10 9781135592912
Release 2009-09-10
Pages 704
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The Handbook of Motivation at School presents the first comprehensive and integrated compilation of theory and research on children’s motivation at school. It covers the major theoretical perspectives in the field as well as their application to instruction, learning, and social adjustment at school. Key Features: Comprehensive – no other book provides such a comprehensive overview of theory and research on children’s motivation at school. Theoretical & Applied – the book provides a review of current motivation theories by the developers of those theories as well as attention to the application of motivation theory and research in classrooms and schools. Chapter Structure – chapters within each section follow a similar structure so that there is uniformity across chapters. Commentaries – each section ends with a commentary that provides clear directions for future research.



Child and Adolescent Development for Educators

Child and Adolescent Development for Educators Author Denise H. Daniels
ISBN-10 0073525766
Release 2007-05-08
Pages 640
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Topically-arranged and teacher-focused, Child and Adolescent Development for Educators is a richly contextual research-based foundation in the science of development that is ideal for future teachers. Attending to the development of school-aged children and youth, the brevity of the text and the diversity of in-text activities give teacher educators ample opportunity to assign observations and other school-based projects.



Interpersonal Relationships in Education

Interpersonal Relationships in Education Author Theo Wubbels
ISBN-10 9789460919398
Release 2012-12-23
Pages 256
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This book brings together recent research on interpersonal relationships in education. Clearly, positive teacher-student relationships strongly contribute to student learning. Problematic relationships on the other hand can be detrimental to student outcomes and development. Productive learning environments are characterized by supportive and warm interactions throughout the class: teacher-student and student-student. Similarly, teacher learning thrives when principals facilitate accommodating and safe school cultures.The contributions to this book are based on presentations at the first International Conference on Interpersonal Relationships in Education: ICIRE 2010 held in Boulder, Colorado, the United States and include among others keynote addresses by Kathryn Wentzel, Walter Doyle and Theo Wubbels. The chapters help explain how constructive learning environment relationships can be developed and sustained. Contributions come from among others educational and social psychology, teacher and school effectiveness research, and communication and language studies, among other fields. They cover relationships of teachers with individual students and among peers, and relationships between teachers and teachers and principals.