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ERIC Number: ED532667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
4. What Roles Do Parent Involvement, Family Background, and Culture Play in Student Motivation?
Usher, Alexandra; Kober, Nancy
Center on Education Policy
This is the fourth in a series of six papers from the Center on Education Policy exploring issues related to students' motivation to learn. This paper examines findings from research about the impact of various family background and cultural factors on student motivation, as well as the role of parental beliefs, attitudes, and actions in fostering children's motivation. The paper does not attempt to be a comprehensive review of the broad literature on family background and achievement, but rather is a sampling of some current findings from the field that appear to impinge on motivation. [For the "3. Can Goals Motivate Students?", see ED532668.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: George Gund Foundation; Phi Delta Kappa International
Authoring Institution: Center on Education Policy
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A