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Virtanen, Sonja; Räikkönen, Eija; Ikonen, Pasi – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2015
Because of a deeply gendered history of craft education in Finland, technology education has a strong gender-related dependence. In order to motivate girls into pursuing technological studies and to enable them to see their own potential in technology, gender sensitive approaches should be developed in technology education. This study explores…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Technology Education, Student Motivation, Elementary School Students
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Yang, Fuyi; Xu, Jianzhong; Tan, Heping; Liang, Ningjian – Teachers College Record, 2016
Background: As many students face the enduring challenge of maintaining their motivation to complete homework assignments, there is a critical need to pay close attention to homework motivation management (i.e., students' efforts to sustain or enhance their motivation in order to complete homework assignments that might be boring or difficult).…
Descriptors: Investigations, Homework, Learning Motivation, Mathematics Activities
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McNeese, Rose M.; Roberson, Thelma; Haines, Geoffry – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
This manuscript presents findings from a mixed method study that sought to identify the factors that motivate graduate students to pursue a degree in the field of education administration. One hundred sixty-one graduate students from three universities located in Mississippi participated in the study. Participants completed a 10-item survey using…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Administrator Education, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Tu, Jui-Che; Chiang, Yu-Hsien – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
The research is now an instructor in the department of animation in a college, discovering that students can not pay attention to their study and lack of motivation to learn. Therefore, the research motivation is how to restore students' learning motivation and have them plunge into course learning. The study aimed to develop "design strategy…
Descriptors: Animation, Computer Software, Learning Motivation, Student Motivation
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Dick, Thomas P.; Rallis, Sharon F. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1991
A survey (n=2213) of high school seniors from nine Rhode Island schools studied their academic and career choices related to science and engineering and the perceived influences on those choices. Gender differences are discussed for the influences of parents, pay, interest, and teachers, with the latter potentially influencing career choices of…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Mathematics Education, Models, Parent Influence