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ERIC Number: EJ1128759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2165-1434
Effects of Goal-Setting Instruction on Academic Engagement for Students at Risk
Rowe, Dawn A.; Mazzotti, Valerie L.; Ingram, Angela; Lee, Seunghee
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, v40 n1 p25-35 Feb 2017
Research indicates teachers feel teaching goal-setting is an effective way to enhance academic engagement. However, teachers ultimately feel unprepared to embed goal-setting instruction into academic content to support active student engagement. Given the importance teachers place on goal-setting skills, there is a need to identify strategies to support teachers embedding goal-setting instruction across the academic day. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of goal-setting instruction on academic engagement for middle school students at risk for academic failure. Results indicated a functional relation between goal-setting lessons and students' active academic engagement. Limitations, suggestions for future research, and implications for practice are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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