ERIC Number: ED333566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Changing the Schools: A Word to School Leaders about Enhancing Student Investment in Learning.
Maehr, Martin L.
After defining the school learning environment as a collage of various goal stresses and discussing relationships between motivation and achievement explored in recent research, this document explains the need to change school culture and climate in order to enhance student motivation. Policy and procedural areas where change may be desired are discussed: (1) instructional activities; (2) authority; (3) recognition of students; (4) instructional grouping; (5) student evaluation; (6) scheduling. In addition, a table outlines the focus, goals, and strategies for change in each area. Last, the importance of school leaders' roles in educational change is reviewed. (52 references) (CLA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Role, Discipline, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Instructional Leadership, Leadership Responsibility, Learning Activities, Learning Motivation, Recognition (Achievement), Scheduling, Student Evaluation, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).