ERIC Number: EJ572734
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Strategies that Honor and Motivate Inner-City African-American Students: A School/University Collaboration.
Teel, Karen Manheim; Debruin-Parecki, Andrea; Covington, Martin V.
Teaching and Teacher Education, v14 n5 p479-95 Jul 1998
Describes a school-university collaboration that developed alternative teaching strategies for motivating inner-city, African-American middle school students (effort-based grading, multiple performance opportunities, increased student responsibility/choice, and validation of cultural differences). Observations, teacher journals, and student surveys indicated that, under these conditions, most students who initially lacked motivation exhibited higher levels of engagement, interest, and confidence. (Author/SM)
Descriptors: Black Students, College School Cooperation, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Culturally Relevant Education, Higher Education, Inner City, Intermediate Grades, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Motivation Techniques, Performance Based Assessment, Secondary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Student Responsibility, Teaching Methods, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A