ERIC Number: ED029139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
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Achievement Motivation Development Project. Interim Report Section 1.
Alschuler, Alfred, And Others
Two objectives of this project were: (1) to discover what specific methods of arousing motivation are most effective for particular groups, and (2) to prepare instructional materials which will make the prototype achievement motivation course and motivational climates available to a wider number of educators. Attention is given to the methods (inputs) for arousing motives and ways of evaluating whether a motive has been aroused (yields). There are two general types of inputs: course inputs and environmental inputs. Course inputs may be placed in four groups: (1) teaching the achievement syndrome, (2) fostering goal setting, (3) providing cognitive supports, and (4) providing group supports. Environmental inputs are the opportunities and specific external cues for motives. Motivation is studied relative to potential high school dropouts, increases through structure and climate, and yields through individualized instruction. A related document is VT 008 366. (CH) -
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Change, Control Groups, Course Evaluation, Developmental Programs, Educational Environment, Experimental Groups, High School Students, Individualized Instruction, Junior High School Students, Learning Motivation, Literature Reviews, Motivation Techniques, Potential Dropouts, Questionnaires, Self Actualization, Student Motivation
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA.