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ERIC Number: EJ1152728
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 48
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-6543
New Conceptual Frameworks for Student Engagement Research, Policy, and Practice
Lawson, Michael A.; Lawson, Hal A.
Review of Educational Research, v83 n3 p432-479 Sep 2013
Student engagement research, policy, and practice are even more important in today's race-to-the top policy environment. With a priority goal of postsecondary completion with advanced competence, today's students must be engaged longer and more deeply. This need is especially salient for students attending schools located in segregated, high-poverty neighborhoods and isolated rural communities. Here, engagement research, policy, and practice must become more nuanced and less formulaic, and the ensuing review is structured accordingly. Guided in part by social-ecological analysis and social-cultural theory, engagement is conceptualized as a dynamic system of social and psychological constructs as well as a synergistic process. This conceptualization invites researchers, policymakers, and school-community leaders to develop improvement models that provide a more expansive, engagement-focused reach into students' family, peer, and neighborhood ecologies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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