ERIC Number: ED054997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Teaching Achievement Motivation: Theory and Practice in Psychological Education.
Alschuler, Alfred S.; And Others
Aimed at the classroom teacher directly, this do-it-yourself book describes new techniques for dealing with the challenge of turned-off students. It presents some of the theoretical background for the techniques suggested, and explains how their effects on pupil performance can be measured. It is not a cookbook which prescribes the one best way every teacher should follow. Rather, it aims to encourage those characteristics in teachers, like achievement motivation, curiosity, and adaptability, which most teachers would like to create in their students. The techniques suggested have all been tried out and have been shown to be effective in improving pupil performance. Chapters are: 1) Achievement Motivation and Psychological Growth; 2) Achievement Motivation Workshop for Teachers; 3) Motivation in Classrooms; and 4) Achievement Training for Students. A series of appendices contain instructions for organizing an achievement workshop with teachers, administrators, etc. For instructional purposes, the program for teaching achievement motivation would consist of this text plus an accompanying set of student and teacher manuals and game materials. (Author/JLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Need, Behavior Theories, Educational Psychology, Elementary Education, Individual Development, Learning Motivation, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Low Achievement, Motivation Techniques, Secondary Education, Student Motivation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods
Education Ventures, Inc., 209 Court Street, Middletown, Connecticut 06457 (Paperback, $4.95; Quantity Discount, $3.95)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Education Ventures, Inc., Middletown, CT.