ERIC Number: ED323292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
An Investigation of Motivation's Role in Postsecondary Vocational Training Programs for At-Risk Learners and Their Entry into the Work Force. Proceedings of the National Symposium on Motivation and Empowerment (St. Paul, Minnesota, May 20, 1987).
Brown, James M., Ed.
This document reports on a national symposium that constituted the first phase of a research study designed to determine how to use intrinsic motivation and self-empowerment concepts to retain special needs learners who are potential dropouts in postsecondary vocational education programs. The first chapter (by Brown and Wotruba) contains the project's rationale, an overview of related activities, and a 56-item bibliography. The second chapter (by Brown and Retish) provides a summary of the issues identified during the symposium, the implications for postsecondary vocational education, recommendations regarding research that should be conducted, and a seven-item bibliography. The remainder of the document consists of appendices devoted to presentations and reactions to presentations made at the symposium. Appendix A is entitled "Intrinsic Motivation and Special Education" (Deci). Appendix B is "Empowering People with Disabilities" (Hockenberry). The reactions to that presentation by a panel of experts (Goldberg, Beck, Brunberg, Imdike, Krantz, Erlichman, Wilke, and Orke) and the audience are in Appendix C. Appendix D contains "Metacognition and Empowerment: Implications for Vocational Training" (Borkowski). Appendix E contains a reaction to Borkowski's presentation (Turnure). Appendix F provides a summary of the symposium and review comments (Evans). (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Board of Vocational-Technical Education, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Minnesota Research and Development Center for Vocational Education.