ERIC Number: ED100853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Classroom Reward Structures and Academic Performance. Report No. 186.
Michaels, James W.
The general shortcomings of the traditional classroom reward structure are discussed in light of performance-reward principles of demonstrable effectiveness. Four alternative general reward structures are analyzed, and studies comparing their effectiveness are reviewed. Although none of the reward structures was found to be consistently superior in terms of strengthening academic performance, group reward structures were consistently superior to individual reward structures in strengthening several intragroup processes. Although the appropriateness of a particular general reward structure may vary from one case to another according to resources and goals, effectiveness is apparently strongly affected by the particular operationalization of the general reward structure. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.