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ERIC Number: EJ924360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1387-1579
Effects of a Learner-Centred Environment on the Academic Competence and Motivation of Students at Risk
Alfassi, Miriam
Learning Environments Research, v7 n1 p1-22 Jan 2004
This study examined the efficacy of a learner-centred environment in enhancing the academic achievements and motivation of high school students who are at risk of dropping out of school. Three groups of students at high academic risk were compared. The control group consisted of students who are exposed to a remedial academic program in a traditional school context, and the experimental groups consisted of students enrolled at schools that have implemented a structured academic program in a learner-centred environment. It is shown that a learner-centred environment yields significantly higher achievement scores and a somewhat higher internal motivational orientation. These results suggest that a structured academic program in a learner-centred environment could provide hope for students at academic risk and other students who are likely to be lost to the academic educational system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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