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Motivation, Engagement and Educational Performance

International Perspectives on the Contexts for Learning

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Julian G. Elliott, Neil R. Hufton, Wayne Willis, Leonid Illushin
    Pages 1-12
  3. Julian G. Elliott, Neil R. Hufton, Wayne Willis, Leonid Illushin
    Pages 13-31
  4. Julian G. Elliott, Neil R. Hufton, Wayne Willis, Leonid Illushin
    Pages 32-78
  5. Julian G. Elliott, Neil R. Hufton, Wayne Willis, Leonid Illushin
    Pages 79-117
  6. Julian G. Elliott, Neil R. Hufton, Wayne Willis, Leonid Illushin
    Pages 118-133
  7. Julian G. Elliott, Neil R. Hufton, Wayne Willis, Leonid Illushin
    Pages 134-187
  8. Julian G. Elliott, Neil R. Hufton, Wayne Willis, Leonid Illushin
    Pages 188-216
  9. Julian G. Elliott, Neil R. Hufton, Wayne Willis, Leonid Illushin
    Pages 217-224
  10. Julian G. Elliott, Neil R. Hufton, Wayne Willis, Leonid Illushin
    Pages 225-240
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 241-272

About this book

Introduction

Key factors that impact upon children's educational motivation and engagement are here considered from an international and comparative perspective. Based upon a major programme of research undertaken in sites in England, the USA and Russia, the authors identify interrelated elements operating at international, national and local levels. These include children's self-perceptions, goals, interests and aspirations, curriculum and pedagogy, peer and parental influences, teacher perceptions, school traditions and practices, together with the pervasive influence of broader social, cultural, historical and economic factors.

Keywords

children curriculum education Motivation perception school

About the authors

JULIAN 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.

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Reviews

'Elliott, Hufton, Willis, and Illushin's new book is one of the first to bring together diverse international perspectives on adolescent motivation. Using data from England, the United States, and Russia, these authors provide thorough and enlightening comparisons of student motivation across these settings. The book situates students' achievement motivation within the unique historical contexts of each of these societies, and incorporates current state-of-the-art psychological theory and research. This book will appeal to a broad readership, including researchers, teachers, policy-makers, and parents'. Eric M. Anderman, Ph.D., The University of Kentucky