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ERIC Number: ED371309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 16
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Spinning Plates or Launching Ships? Outcomes of Motivation for Literacy Learning.
Oldfather, Penny
Drawing from examples from a longitudinal study of students' perceptions of their own purposes in learning, this paper examines outcomes of an emancipatory view of intrinsic motivation for literacy learning that centers on a view of the "learner as agent in the construction of meaning." The paper traces the development of students' experiences of epistemological empowerment--the sense of intellectual agency and ability to know that emerges from a strong sense of the integrity of an individual's processes of constructing meaning. Students collaborated as researchers in the investigation as they moved through elementary, junior high, and high school contexts. Contains 17 references and 2 notes. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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