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- DescriptionWhy is it that so many children in the USA and England are described as unmotivated, uninterested and disengaged at school, in comparison with their peers in Eastern Europe and the Pacific Rim? Is it really the case that curriculum reform and high stakes testing will remedy the very real concern of educationalists, psychologists, parents, and the general public, and result in the high degrees of educational commitment that are often more prevalent in other cultures? In this book the fallacies of many current 'answers' to resolving student apathy are laid bare. Drawing upon findings from a major programme of research undertaken in sites in England, the USA and Russia, and recent research in the area of student motivation, this book identifies key factors that provide insight into our current predicament, including children's self-perceptions, goals, interests and aspirations, peer and parental influences, teacher perceptions, school traditions and practices, and the pervasive influence of broader social, cultural, historical and economic factors.
- Author BiographyJULIAN G. ELLIOTT is Professor of Education at the University of Durham, UK. Formerly a teacher in mainstream and special schools, he subsequently practised as an educational (school) psychologist before entering higher education. In addition to achievement motivation, his research and publication interests include: the treatment of children's disorders, cognitive education and dynamic assessment, and teachers' skills of behaviour management. He is currently President of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology. NEIL R. HUFTON was formerly Principal Lecturer in Education at the University of Sunderland, UK. A former teacher, his educational research has been particularly informed by his interest in philosophy and history. WAYNE WILLIS is Professor of Education at Morehead State University, Kentucky, USA. He is co-editor of a forthcoming text on moral development and education and author/illustrator of a children's book, This is How We Became a Family. He is currently President of the Society of Philosophy and History of Education. LEONID ILLUSHIN is Head of the Department of Modernization of Education, Regional and International Cooperation in the Committee of Education in the St. Petersburg Government, and teaches at Hertzen State University and St Petersburg State University, Russia. He is involved as an expert in educational projects with several countries within Europe.
- Author(s)Julian G. Elliott,Leonid Illushin,Neil R. Hufton,Wayne Willis
- PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
- Date of Publication17/08/2005
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationBasingstoke
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPalgrave Macmillan
- Content Notebiography
- Weight505 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine18 mm
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