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Curren, Randall – Theory and Research in Education, 2020
This article addresses the ethical and motivational dimensions of punishment in schools, focusing on the idea of a just school community. Lawrence Kohlberg's account of a just school community is examined and systematically revised to reflect advances in psychology and a more adequate conceptualization of justice. A eudaimonic conception of…
Descriptors: Punishment, Justice, Educational Environment, Student Motivation
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Muñoz, Ana; Ramirez, Marta – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
Based on self-determination theory, we conducted an exploratory study aimed at identifying teachers' beliefs about motivation and motivating practices in second-language teaching at a private language center in Medellin, Colombia. To gather data, 65 teachers were surveyed; from this initial group, 11 were interviewed and observed in class during…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Theories, Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Instruction
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Pena-Rangel, David – Theory and Research in Education, 2013
Most societies today are culturally diverse. Increasingly, minority groups are demanding recognition and self-governing rights to protect their ways of life against that of the majority. These demands represent a serious challenge for the state: how is it to balance between the equally legitimate claims of the many cultures inhabiting its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Minority Groups, Citizenship Education
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Chirkov, Valery I. – Theory and Research in Education, 2009
In this article I highlight recent (published after 2000) cross-cultural studies on the role of autonomous academic motivation and autonomy support in students' cognitive and psychological development. The self-determination theory (SDT) thesis of a universal beneficial role of autonomous motivation is supported by numerous empirical results from…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Social Theories, Cross Cultural Studies, Role
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Pelletier, Luc G.; Sharp, Elizabeth C. – Theory and Research in Education, 2009
The purpose of the present article is to review the contextual conditions that lead teachers to be more controlling rather than autonomy supportive with their students. Research indicates that the more teachers perceive that school administration thwarts their autonomy by imposing pressures on them, the less autonomous they are in their motivation…
Descriptors: School Administration, Professional Autonomy, Context Effect, Teaching Styles
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Niemiec, Christopher P.; Ryan, Richard M. – Theory and Research in Education, 2009
Self-determination theory (SDT) assumes that inherent in human nature is the propensity to be curious about one's environment and interested in learning and developing one's knowledge. All too often, however, educators introduce external controls into learning climates, which can undermine the sense of relatedness between teachers and students,…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Motivation, Psychological Needs, Personal Autonomy
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Assor, Avi; Kaplan, Haya; Feinberg, Ofra; Tal, Karen – Theory and Research in Education, 2009
We propose that self-determination theory's conceptualization of internalization may help school reformers overcome the recurrent problem of "the predictable failure of educational reform" (Sarason, 1993). Accordingly, we present a detailed learning and implementation structure to promote teachers' internalization and application of ideas and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Self Determination, Values, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Reeve, Johnmarshall; Halusic, Marc – Theory and Research in Education, 2009
We discuss how K-12 teachers can put motivational principles from self-determination theory into practice. To explain the "how to" of autonomy-supportive teaching, we answer eight frequently asked questions from teachers: What is the goal of autonomy-supportive teaching? How is autonomy-supportive teaching unique? Does autonomy support mean…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Motivation, Educational Principles, Self Determination
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Ntoumanis, Nikos; Standage, Martyn – Theory and Research in Education, 2009
This article presents a brief overview of empirical studies in school physical education (PE) that have employed self-determination theory (SDT) and, where relevant, proposes ideas for future research in this area. First, we review research on teachers' interpersonal style and its relation to students' motivation. Second, we discuss intervention…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Physical Education, Intervention, Student Motivation
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Landry, Rodrigue; Allard, Real; Deveau, Kenneth – Theory and Research in Education, 2009
This article focuses on additive bilingualism for minority group children, more specifically the development of strong literacy skills in English and in the children's language. The personal autonomization language learning (PALL) model is presented. It specifies eight testable hypotheses. Self-determination theory (SDT) is central in the PALL…
Descriptors: Minority Group Children, Literacy Education, Bilingualism, Self Determination
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Patrick, Heather; Williams, Geoffrey C. – Theory and Research in Education, 2009
Historically, medical education has focused largely on medical students' intellectual development, mostly ignoring the broader psychological milieu of medical practice. This chasm can result in practitioners who are less likely to process their emotions and/or support their patient's needs, and more likely to experience burnout. Self-determination…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Social Theories, Medical Education, Medical Students
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Ryan, Richard M.; Niemiec, Christopher P. – Theory and Research in Education, 2009
In many graduate schools of education there is strong resistance to formal theories, especially those that are supported through quantitative empirical methods. In this article we describe how self-determination theory (SDT), a formal and empirically focused framework, shares sensibilities with critical theorists concerning the importance of…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Self Determination, Social Theories, Graduate Study
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Grolnick, Wendy S. – Theory and Research in Education, 2009
Self-determination theory identifies three dimensions of parenting--autonomy support versus control, involvement, and structure--as facilitating children's autonomous motivation in school. Research involving children of a range of ages--one-year-olds through adolescents--and from a variety of research labs supports this theory. This work is…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Social Theories, Parent Role, Child Rearing
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Ryan, Richard M.; Weinstein, Netta – Theory and Research in Education, 2009
Using tests to compare nations, states, school districts, schools, teachers, and students has increasingly become a basis for educational reform around the globe. Although tests can be informative, "high-stakes testing" (HST) is an approach to reform that applies rewards and sanctions contingent on test outcomes. Results of HST reforms indicate a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, High Stakes Tests, Rewards, Sanctions
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Rigby, C. Scott; Przybylski, Andrew K. – Theory and Research in Education, 2009
Participation in expansive video games called "virtual worlds" has become a mainstream leisure activity for tens of millions of people around the world. The growth of this industry and the strong motivational appeal of these digital worlds invite a closer examination as to how educators can learn from today's virtual worlds in the development of…
Descriptors: Video Games, Computer Simulation, Self Determination, Social Theories
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