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ERIC Number: EJ834147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1475
Extending the Multiple-Goal Perspective to Tertiary Classroom Goal Structures
James, Vennessa H.; Yates, Shirley M.
International Education Journal, v8 n2 p68-80 Nov 2007
The multiple-goal perspective has recently been applied to teacher behaviours in primary school classrooms through experimental intervention (Linnenbrink, 2005) and objective observation (Sideridis, 2005). However, there is evidence suggesting that rather than centered only on teacher behaviour, classroom goal structures are a whole class feature (Urdan, 2004c). Despite intended or observed classroom goal structures, students' perceptions of the same classroom can vary (Wolters, 2004). Furthermore, students' pre-existing personal goal orientations may shape their perceptions of classroom goal structures (Lyke & Kelaher Young, 2006). An investigation with tertiary students in naturalistic learning contexts will extend achievement goal theory to a multiple-goal perspective of classroom goal structures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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