ERIC Number: ED371047
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Student Engagement and Achievement in American Secondary Schools.
Newmann, Fred M., Ed.
Findings from five main projects in the National Center on Effective Secondary Schools, which operated from December 1, 1985 to February 28, 1991, are presented. Projects investigated different aspects of engagement and achievement problems through literature reviews, analyses of existing data sets, and new studies of students and staff in 32 middle and 62 high schools throughout the United States. Material from the projects is integrated into the following chapters: (1) "The Significance and Sources of Student Engagement" (F. M. Newmann, G. G. Wehlage, and S. D. Lamborn); (2) "Taking Students Seriously" (A. Gamoran and M. Nystrand); (3) "Higher-Order Thinking and Prospects for Classroom Thoughtfulness" (F. M. Newmann); (4) "Building New Programs for Students at Risk" (G. G. Wehlage and G. A. Smith); (5) "Cultivating Teacher Engagement: Breaking the Iron Law of Social Class" (K. S. Louis and B. Smith); (6) "Putting School in Perspective: The Influence of Family, Peers, Extracurricular Participation, and Part-Time Work on Academic Engagement" (S. D. Lamborn, B. B. Brown, N. S. Mounts, and L. Steinberg); and (7) "Conclusion" (F. M. Newmann). (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Extracurricular Activities, Family Influence, High Risk Students, High School Students, High Schools, Junior High School Students, Literature Reviews, Middle Schools, Peer Relationship, Research Projects, Secondary Education, Social Class, Student Motivation, Student Problems, Thinking Skills
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 (paperback: ISBN-0-8077-3182-X, $17.95; hardcover: ISBN-0-8077-3183-8, $38).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. School of Education.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Effective Secondary Schools, Madison, WI.; Center on Organization and Restructuring of Schools, Madison, WI.
IES Cited: ED546900