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Interventions to Enhance Academic Engagement

  • Amy L. ReschlyEmail author
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Abstract

Academic engagement may be thought of in terms of investment and participation in instruction, work, and academic tasks (Reschly et al. Best practices in fostering student engagement. In: Thomas A, Harrison P (eds) Best practices in school psychology: Student level services, 6th edn. National Association of School Psychologists, Bethesda, pp 37–50, 2014). It is strongly associated with student achievement. Indicators of students’ academic engagement are observable and available to educators (e.g., time-on-task, homework completion, grades, credits earned). Academic engagement is highly influenced by school and classroom contexts. Thus, interventions address how time is used and increasing students’ interactions and active involvement with learning. This chapter provides an overview of the research on indicators of academic engagement and strategies and interventions to enhance academic engagement at both universal and more intensive levels.

Keywords

Academic engagement Academic engagement intervention Time-on-task Academic engaged time Peer tutoring Homework completion intervention 

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  1. 1.Department of Educational Psychology, University of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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