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Keywords

Middle school students; Motivation in education;

Abstract

This review of literature focused on the strategies educators use for motivating the young adolescent in the middle level classroom.

Anderman and Maehr (1994) found motivation could be improved through a variety of methods by focusing on specific areas: developmental changes, intrinsic versus extrinsic, middle level transformation and classroom practice. Along these same lines, Curwin (2006) found motivation can be enhanced with practices in the middle level classroom through four main areas: (1) welcoming students to school and class, (2) stressing the effort students put forth, (3) increasing homework completion, and (4) turbo charging classroom lessons.

This paper focused on four main topics: student engagement, emphasis on effort, intrinsic and extrinsic rewarding, and the student need to bond at school.

Year of Submission

2008

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Donna H. Schumacher-Douglas

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Date Original

2008

Object Description

1 PDF file (v, 60 pages)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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