ERIC Number: ED052481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
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Achievement Motivation Development Project. Final Report. Appendix IV, Part 2.
McClelland, David C.; Alschuler, Alfred S.
The Achievement Motivation Development Project is described. The Project has culminated in the development of course materials designed explicitly to promote aspects of psychological growth. As such, it is viewed as but one thrust in an emerging psychological education movement. Achievement motivation is defined as a way of planning, a set of feelings and a set of action strategies, all concerned with striving for excellence. The achievement motivation course materials, which are fully elaborated, relate to 12 general propositions about motive acquisition. The overall program is designed to help young people succeed in getting what they want through their own efforts. The five program components include: (1) Who Am I, which concerns student self concept and self esteem; (2) the Ring Toss Game, which is a vehicle to help students discover the action strategies relevant to striving for excellence; (3) Ten Thoughts, which is geared to help students more easily conceptualize and generalize the achievement motive to other life experiences; (4) the Origami Game which promotes learning through experience, conceptualization and generalization; and (5) Aiming, in which the emphasis is on real goals achievable through achievement motivation. (TL)
Descriptors: Achievement, Curriculum, Curriculum Guides, Educational Innovation, Educational Needs, Instructional Materials, Learning Motivation, Motivation, Psychological Needs, Secondary School Students, Student Needs
Education Ventures, Inc., Middletown, Conn.
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA.