Engaging Schools Fostering High School Students’ Motivation to Learn pdf

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Engaging Schools Fostering High School Students’ Motivation to Learn by National Research Council pdf

Engaging Schools Fostering High School Students’ Motivation to Learn by National Research Council pdf free download. Learning and succeeding in school requires active engagement—whether students are rich or poor, black, brown, or white. The core principles that underlie engagement are applicable to all schools—whether they are in urban, suburban, or rural communities. Yet although engagement is important for all students and all schools, the consequences of disengagement vary substantially.

Engaging Schools Fostering High School Students’ Motivation to Learn by National Research Council pdf

When students from advantaged backgrounds become disengaged, they may learn less than they could, but they usually get by or they get second chances; most eventually graduate and move on to other opportunities. In contrast, when students from disadvantaged backgrounds in high-poverty, urban high schools become disengaged, they are less likely to graduate and consequently face severely limited opportunities.

Engaging Schools Fostering High School Students’ Motivation to Learn by National Research Council pdf

Failure to earn even the most basic educational credential or acquire the basic skills needed to function in adult society increases dramatically their risk of unemployment, poverty, poor health, and involvement in the criminal justice system. Schools do not control all of the factors that influence students’ academic engagement. Particularly in disadvantaged urban communities, academic engagement and achievement are adversely influenced by the economic and social marginalization of the students’ families and communities.

Engaging Schools Fostering High School Students’ Motivation to Learn by National Research Council pdf

These disadvantages can be lessened, however, by participation in an engaging school community with high academic standards, skillful instruction, and the support students need to pursue their educational and career goals.

Engaging Schools Fostering High School Students’ Motivation to Learn by National Research Council pdf

Engaging adolescents, including those who have become disengaged and alienated from school, is not an easy task. Academic motivation decreases steadily from the early grades of elementary school into high school. Furthermore, adolescents are too old and too independent to follow teachers’ demands out of obedience, and many are too young, inexperienced, or uninformed to fully appreciate the value of succeeding in school. Although there are important exceptions, as a group urban high schools fail to meet the needs of too many of their students.

Engaging Schools Fostering High School Students’ Motivation to Learn by National Research Council pdf

Engaging Schools Fostering High School Students' Motivation to Learn by National Research Council pdf

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