Motivation and Educational Productivity: Theories, Results, and Implications

  • Herbert J. Walberg
  • Margaret Uguroglu


A science and profession of education require a general theory of learning productivity that is empirically tested and proven in educational practice. Theories can be ranked not only on their scientific parsimony, comprehensiveness, and explicitness but also on how well they fit the facts and are useful in the practice of education. By such criteria, education is neither a science nor a profession.


Educational Research Production Factor Home Environment Motivation Theory Achievement Motivation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert J. Walberg
  • Margaret Uguroglu
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Illinois at Chicago Circle and at the Medical CenterUSA

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