ERIC Number: EJ928602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
School Engagement: A "Danse Macabre"?
Sheppard, Shelby L.
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v45 n1 p111-123 Feb 2011
A recent review of research on "School Engagement" calls for clarification of the concept of engagement due to its potential for addressing problems of student apathy and low achievement. This paper responds to the request for clarification, points out some "distinctions" and "connexions" between engagement and some polarizing issues in the literature of philosophy of education, and cautions educators about ignoring the "educational" aspects of engagement. (Contains 21 notes.)
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Definitions, Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Educational Philosophy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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