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ERIC Number: ED312226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug-1
Pages: 15
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Learner Motivation: Can It Be Increased by the "Free-Homework" Pass.
Glasgow, Melanie C.
This paper describes the effect of a tangible reward system that was used as a motivator for 92 average-ability suburban junior high school students in an earth science class. Every 2 weeks a student's cumulative performance on daily classroom work and homework was monitored. Each student who completed 100 percent of the work assigned over the 2 weeks was given a "free-homework" pass. The pass could be used in replacement of a future homework assignment for a grade of 100. For a student to receive credit for completing an assignment, a grade of 70 percent or above for the task was required. The pass was a certificate publicly presented to the applause of the other students in the class. Data were collected for a period of 12 weeks, 6 weeks for the pre-treatment and 6 weeks for the treatment period. An analysis of data collected during the treatment indicated that the recognition reward was effective. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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