ERIC Number: EJ665096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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How Nine Third-Grade Teachers Motivate Student Academic Engagement.
Dolezal, Sara E.; Welsh, Lindsey Mohan; Pressley, Michael; Vincent, Melissa M.
Elementary School Journal, v103 n3 p239-67 Jan 2003
This ethnographic study compared the classroom practices of low, moderately, and highly engaging third-grade teachers in eight Catholic schools. Findings indicated that in low engaging classrooms, teachers used many practices that undermined motivation. Moderately engaging teachers used many potentially motivating practices but assigned tasks that were low in difficulty. Highly engaging teachers used many potentially motivating practices and required students to complete tasks that were appropriate and cognitively challenging. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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