ERIC Number: EJ434651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Key Determinants of Motivation and Non-Traditional Aboriginal Students in School Settings: Recommendations for Educational Change.
McInerney, Dennis M.
Australian Journal of Education, v35 n2 p154-74 Aug 1991
A study in 12 New South Wales (Australia) high schools investigated differences in motivation for Aboriginal (n=496), migrant (n=487), and Anglo (n=1172) students. A consistent picture of the urban Aboriginal child emerged, and key variables in his decision making (self-reliance, confidence, and goal direction) were identified as well as facilitating factors such as parental and school support. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Dropout Prevention, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Indigenous Populations, Learning Motivation, Migrants, Secondary Education, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Motivation, Student Needs, White Students
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia