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ERIC Number: ED014780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 1
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THE SOCIALIZATION OF ACADEMIC MOTIVATION IN MINORITY GROUP CHILDREN.
KATZ, IRWIN
THIS PAPER FOCUSES ON MOTIVATIONAL FACTORS UNDERLYING RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT. CURRENT ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT THE LOW ACADEMIC MOTIVATION OF NEGRO CHILDREN, INCLUDING VARIOUS DEFICITS ASSOCIATED WITH CULTURAL DEPRIVATION, THE DISCONTINUITY OF HOME AND SCHOOL COMPETENCY TRAINING, AND THE FAILURE OF PREDOMINANTLY NEGRO SCHOOLS TO PROVIDE QUALITY INSTRUCTION ARE REVIEWED. THE AUTHOR LIMITS DISCUSSION TO MOTIVATION INFLUENCED BY SOCIAL EVALUATIONS. THE BASIC PROPOSITION OF THIS PAPER IS THAT THE CHILD'S CAPACITY FOR SUSTAINED ACADEMIC EFFORT DEPENDS HEAVILY UPON AN INTERNALIZED MECHANISM OF AFFECT-MEDIATING SELF-EVALUATIONS. RESEARCH ON SOCIALIZED PERFORMANCE MOTIVATION IS DISCUSSED. THE AUTHOR HAS FOUND THAT NEGRO CHILDREN HOLD ACHIEVEMENT VALUES AND ACHIEVEMENT STANDARDS THAT ARE NOT TRANSLATED INTO ACTUAL ACHIEVEMENT EFFORTS. THE SPECIAL RELEVANCE OF TEACHER CHARACTERTICS TO THE PROBLEM IS ALSO REVIEWED. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT BY ASSESSING THE SELF-REGULATORY PROCESS AND RELATING ITS CHARACTERISTICS TO OTHER VARIABLES, IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO TEST HYPOTHESES ABOUT THE SOURCES OF THE DISADVANTAGED PUPIL'S MOTIVATIONAL DIFFICULTIES. THIS DOCUMENT IS FOUND IN THE NEBRASKA SYMPOSIUM ON MOTIVATION, VOLUME 15, 1967, AND MAY BE PURCHASED FOR $3.25 FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS, LINCOLN, NEB. 68508. (SK)
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Identifiers: REINFORCEMENT HISTORY QUESTIONNAIRE; Sarason Test Anxiety Scale for Children