|aMotivation for achievement :|bpossibilities for teaching and learning /|cM. Kay Alderman.
|aNew York, NY :|bRoutledge,|c2008.
|axiii, 343 pages :|billustrations ;|c23 cm
|aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 293-322) and indexes.
|aMotivation: perspectives -- Problems and possibilities -- Attributional beliefs and motivation -- Concepts of ability and motivation -- Goals and goal setting -- Developing student self-regulatory capabilities -- Teacher motivation: expectations and efficacy -- Promoting optimal motivation and engagement: social context -- Tasks, recognition, and evaluation for optimal engagement and motivation -- Possibilities for motivational equality and student achievement.
|a"Understanding student and teacher motivation and developing strategies to foster motivation for students at all levels of performance are essential to effective teaching. This text is designed to help prospective and practicing teachers achieve these goals. Its premise is that current research and theory about motivation offer hope and possibilities for educators - teachers, parents, coaches, and administrators - to enhance motivation for achievement. The orientation draws primarily on social-cognitive perspectives that have generated much research relevant to classroom practice." "Ideal for any course that is dedicated to, or includes coverage of, motivation and achievement, the text focuses on two key roles teachers play in supporting and cultivating motivation in the classroom: establishing the classroom structure and instruction that provide the environment for optimal motivation, engagement, and learning; and helping students develop the tools that will enable them to be self-regulated learners and develop their potential."--BOOK JACKET.