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ERIC Number: EJ829645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Understanding and Fostering Achievement Motivation
Klose, Laurie McGarry
Principal Leadership, v9 n4 p12-16 Dec 2008
Fostering achievement motivation in students is a primary objective of school administrators. A good deal of focus goes to promoting motivation when creating school climate, structuring grading systems, and designing awards programs and policies that recognize effort and achievement. It is also a primary issue in counseling and interventions for many individual students. School administrators can greatly enhance the effectiveness of schoolwide and individual efforts to bolster motivation by understanding its development--and impediments--as well as how parents and staff members can best tap into a student's positive motivation. In this article, the author discusses the components of achievement motivation, as well as how to develop and enhance achievement motivation. The author also offers steps for principals to consider with their staff members when developing policies and programs to promote achievement motivation in their students. (Contains 7 recommended resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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