ERIC Number: ED466516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Research on Sociocultural Influences on Motivation and Learning.
McInerney, Dennis M., Ed.; Van Etten, Shawn, Ed.
This collection presents current thinking and research on the sociocultural influences in student motivation. After an introduction, "Bridging the Sociocultural Divide: An Encouragement for Researchers To Consider a Wheel of Research Perspective" (Shawn Van Etten and Dennis M. McInerney), the 14 papers include: (1) "The Self in Cultural Context: Meaning and Valence" (David Yun Dai); (2) "Ethnic Identity and the Sociocultural Playing Field: Choices Made by Ethnically Mixed Adolescents in Hawaii" (William L. Greene); (3) "Self-Schema, Motivation and Learning: A Cross-Cultural Comparison" (Chi-hung Ng and Peter Renshaw); (4) "Students 'At Risk': Exploring Identity from a Sociocultural Perspective" (Jennifer A. Vadeboncoeur and Pedro R. Portes); (5) "Person-Environment Fit in Higher Education: How Good Is the Fit for Indigenous Students?" (Gerald J. Fogarty and Colin White); (6) "The Social Construction of Interest in a Learning Community" (Kimberley Pressick-Kilborn and Richard Walker); (7) "Motivation To Improve Adult Education in Under-Educated Adults in Rural Communities" (Eric M. Anderman, Jane Jensen, Diana Haleman, and Beth Goldstein); (8) "Teacher Immediacy and Student Motivation" (Nanette Potee); (9) "The Social Mediation of Metacognition" (Gregory P. Thomas); (10) "Motivation and African-American Youth: Exploring Assumptions of Some Contemporary Motivation Theories" (Tamara B. Murdock, Megan Brooks Bolch, George Dent, and Natalie Hale Wilcox); (11) "Communities Sharing Research: An American Indian Case Study" (Dawn Iwamoto and Henry Radda); (12)"Cross-Cultural Differences in Affective Meaning of Achievement: A Semantic Differential Study" (Farideh Salili and Rumjahn Hoosain); (13) "Motivation and Learning Strategies: A Cross-Cultural Perspective" (David Watkins, Dennis McInerney, Clement Lee, Adebowale Akande, and Murari Regmi); and (14) "Translation Issues in Cross-Cultural Research: Review and Recommendations" (Terese Garcia Duncan). (Papers contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, American Indians, Black Students, Diversity (Student), Educational Environment, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Metacognition, Rural Areas, Sociocultural Patterns, Student Motivation, Teacher Influence
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Identifiers - Location: Hawaii