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ERIC Number: ED460112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding Motivation & Supporting Teacher Renewal. Quality Teaching and Learning Series.
Dzubay, Dawn
This publication provides findings from two related areas of research for people who work outside the classroom in supporting roles (e.g., principals, service providers, policymakers, and change agents): human motivation in general and teacher motivation to change practice. After discussing the creation of conditions which will motivate growth, the publication explores such issues as: seeking to understand (authentic self, psychological needs, and social context); promoting self-motivation (intrinsic motivation, external demands, internalizing ideas, self-motivation, and a motivational framework); supporting autonomy (minimizing controls and providing choice); enhancing competence (ensuring meaningful feedback and optimizing the level of challenge); and increasing relatedness (cultivating a sense of belonging and generating opportunities to know one another). A diagram illustrated the key variables in human motivation. Information on further reading and key studies is included. (Contains 121 bibliographic references.) (SM)
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204. Tel: 503-275-9500; Fax: 503-275-0458; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.