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ERIC Number: ED137263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 0
Motivating Secondary School Students.
Davis, E. Dale
The purpose of this study was to determine methods that secondary school teachers could use to become more effective in the area of student motivation. A brief summary of previous research and writing of educators is presented, followed by a listing of characteristics exhibited by teachers who are superior in encouraging motivation and learning in all types of students. Using this set of positive values as a standard, 84 secondary school teachers who had taught at least four years and been recommended by either their principal, superintendent, or a supervisor were interviewed. Teachers were asked to state the most promising approaches or methods they would employ in motivating their students. The survey of literature on motivating students and the results of interviews and responses to the questionnaire used in this study indicate that: (1) Literature on the topic definitely indicates the secondary school teacher has responsibilities in the area of student motivation; (2) The secondary school teachers who participated in this study all indicated that the motivation of students should be an area of concern for teachers. In conclusion, capable and experienced teachers have many similar traits, characteristics, and approaches to motivating their pupils. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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