TITLE

Report Examines Motivation Among Students

AUTHOR(S)
Gehring, John
PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
Education Week;12/10/2003, Vol. 23 Issue 15, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A report unveiled by the U.S. National Research Council last week paints a grim picture of high schools unlikely to surprise teachers and students, but argues that those schools can learn from an array of promising changes taking root across the nation. Although the best high schools are filled with well-qualified and caring teachers in a setting where all students are valued, the book-length report says, for too many teenagers, high school has become an impersonal place where low expectations are common. The report, released on December 2, encourages teachers, administrators, policymakers, and the wider community to think more creatively about how school settings and instruction can be tailored to address that sense of alienation. While the National Research Council, which produces research and advises the federal government on a range of issues, has for years worked on education-related topics, this is the first time it has addressed the issue of student motivation.
ACCESSION #
11805153

 

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