ERIC Number: ED312365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Involvement in Learning for Low-Achieving Students.
Richman, Barbara Smey
This resource document is one of a series of nine resource documents, each of which addresses a separate factor in the "Assessment of School Needs for Low-Achieving Students" survey that can help determine a student's academic success and each of which contains information that responds to specific survey items. This document addresses the factor of student involvement; it reviews factor-related research and presents the implications for teaching practice. In additional to a preface, the document contains four chapters. The first, "Review of the Problem," includes the following sections: (1) cognitive ability; (2) task performance; (3) attribution of success or failure; and (4) cultural differences. The second chapter, "Teaching Implications," includes the following sections: (1) metacognition; (2) success, effort, and failure; (3) motivation; and (4) cooperation versus competition. The "Summary" chapter presents recommendations for teaching strategies, and the fourth and final chapter, "Sample Education Programs," presents overviews of five sample projects, each including a description, targeted audience, review of effectiveness, costs, and name and address of contact person. The following projects are included: (1) Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition; (2) Higher Order Thinking Skills; (3) Learning to Learn; (4) Prevention of Academic Failure; and (5) Team Accelerated Instruction. An 80-item reference list is included. (WS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Low Achievement, Performance Factors, Program Descriptions, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Research for Better Schools, 444 North Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.