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ERIC Number: ED455462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
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Improving Student Motivation by Increasing Student and Parental Awareness of Academic Achievement.
Buckley, Shannon; Wilkinson, Julie
Students attending high school in a large midwestern metropolitan area participated in a program designed to increase their motivation in a geometry class. Evidence of the problem included teachers' observations of off-task student behavior. Also, teachers reported that homework was not being completed as often as desired, and that students who fell behind in their homework completion were often lost during class in subsequent lessons. Three categories of interventions were designed: (1) an increase in teacher-parent contact; (2) an increase in teacher assistance; and (3) an increase in teacher-student communications. Post intervention data did not indicate increases in student achievement, student understanding of concepts or transfer of information, or student time on-task. The researchers felt the interventions were worthwhile even though no significant improvements towards the goals were documented. Evaluation instruments are appended. (Contains 16 references and 6 figures.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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