ERIC Number: ED339041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An Integrated Learning Program To Motivate and Improve Freshman English Students' Grades and Attitude towards English.
Mills, Keturah N.
An integrated motivation program to increase grades and improve attitudes toward English in English I Regular classes was implemented. A targeted group of high school freshman English I Regular students was established for the program with the objective to increase English I Regular students' English grades in each subsequent grading period. The motivation program contained the following strategies: creation of positive environment, discussion of students' attitudes and progress, active learning, verbal and written praise, and incentives and rewards. Results indicated an increase in English I Regular students' grades. A change in attitude was determined by a student attitudinal survey. By combining motivation, incentives, rewards and praise, students' English grades and attitudes towards English improved. (Two figures of data are included; 19 references and 5 appendixes--the student attitude questionnaire, parent letter, newsletter, tutoring contact sheet, and certificate--are attached.) (Author/PRA)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Student Surveys
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.