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ERIC Number: ED070023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Pages: 47
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Individual Goal-Setting Conferences Related to Subject-Matter Learning; A Report on the Field Test.
Quilling, Mary R.; And Others
The findings of a preliminary field test of the motivation package, Setting Individual Goals for Learning, are reported. In Phase I of the field test, 58 principals, unit leaders, and teachers showed gains in their knowledge of motivational principles and procedures after participating in a goal-setting in-service training session. To see whether the objectives of the program could be fulfilled in the classroom setting (Phase II), three schools implemented the goal-setting conferences in reading or mathematics. It was found that the teachers were able to implement the procedures described in the motivation package and apply motivational techniques in the conferences. The pupils gained significantly in number of skills attained weekly over the eight-week conference period. Furthermore, with discontinuation of the program, none of the pupils' mean weekly rates of skill attainment regressed to that of the preconference baseline period. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.