ERIC Number: ED082821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Continuation of Research on Teaching Preschool Children Motivation to Achieve in School--1971-72. Final Report.
Adkins, Dorothy C.; And Others
A curriculum has been designed to teach the following 5 components of motivation to achieve in school: (1) affective, or enjoying school, (2) conceptual, or seeing oneself as a learner, (3) purposive, or goal setting, (4) instrumental, or actively moving toward goal attainment, and (5) evaluative, or self-assessing progress toward goals. Field testing has occurred over the past three years to evaluate the curriculum, refine teacher training procedures, and extend the curriculum to kindergarten as well as preschool. Outcomes were analyzed with "Gumpgookies," an instrument created to measure motivation for achievement, and criterion-referenced tests. Assessment also included classroom observation procedures. Also studied were the effects of two newly devised curricular units involving intensive individual contact with a small number of students. Analyses of results indicate that the curriculum had preliminary positive effects and that teacher training procedures were generally effective in producing teacher behavior needed in the curriculum. In addition, the program seems to be effective with kindergarteners. Appendices describe the important activities and measurement instruments of the curriculum. (DP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Education Research and Development Center.