Academic Motivation and the Culture of Schooling by Cynthia HudleyAcademic Motivation and the Culture of Schooling by Cynthia Hudley

Academic Motivation and the Culture of Schooling

EditorCynthia Hudley, Adele E. Gottfried

Hardcover | August 13, 2008

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Decades of reserach indicate the important connections among academic motivation and achievement, social relationships, and school culture. However, much of this research has been conducted in homogenous American schools serving middle class, average achieving, Anglo-student populations. Thisedited volume will argue that school culture is a reflection of the society in which the school is embedded and comprises various aspects, including induvidualism, competition, cultural stereotypes, and extrinsically guided values and rewards. They address three specific conceptual questions: How dodifferences in academic motivation for diverse groups of students change over time? How do students' social cognitions influence their motivational processes and outcomes in school? And what has been done to enhance academic motivation? To answer this last question, the contributers describeempirically validated intervention programs for improving academic motivation in students from elementary school through college.
Cynthia Hudley is a Professor at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California in Santa Barbara. Adele E. Gottfried is a Professor of Education at California State University, Northridge.
Title:Academic Motivation and the Culture of SchoolingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:August 13, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195326814

ISBN - 13:9780195326819


Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Competence Motivation in Head Start: An Early Childhood Link to Learning3. Low academic intrinsic motivation as a risk factor for adverse educational outcomes: A longitudinal study from early childhood through early adulthood4. Essential Solidarities for Understanding Latino Adolescents' Moral and Academic Engagement5. Sources of influence on the college goals, sexual behavior, and childbearing attitdes of Latina girls in alternative high schools6. Cultural Continuity between Home and School as a Predictor of Student Motivation: What We Know, What We Need to Learn, and Implications for Practice7. Cultural Mistrust, Academic Outcome Expectations, and Outcome Values Among African American Adolescent Males8. Responding to self-threats: Understanding stigma in the academic domain9. Cultures in contrast: Understanding the influence of school culture on student engagement10. Scholar Identity and Academic Achievement in African American Adolescents: Is there a connection?11. Peer Assisted Learning: An Academic Strategy for Enhancing Motivation Among Diverse Students12. Academic Motivation and the Culture of School13. Social Competence, Socio-Cultural Contexts, and School Success: A Commentary