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ERIC Number: ED561454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 161
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3034-0522-8
Student Motivation in the Classroom as Affected by Student Voice in Reading Selections
Brooks, Marlaina
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Texas A&M University -- Commerce
This is a qualitative research study conducted in an attempt to gather information concerning the motivational factors of students as it is linked to the choice of reading materials in the Developmental Reading classroom. Information concerning the motivation levels of students in one Summer term course was collected. The students were given the opportunity to find relevant, interesting materials to use in the classroom as opposed to assigned materials that may not interest them personally. Assignments were adjusted according to the needs and desires of the students as a group. An increase in the self-reported motivation and academic success was reported with all of the participating students due to the changes in the classroom structure. An increase in retention rates among developmental students may result when using these types of motivational strategies. The students response to an increase in self-confidence after enjoying academic success in the developmental classroom leads to higher grades, better attendance, and increased motivation in future classes. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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