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Academic Motivation and the Culture of School in Childhood and Adolescence
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Academic Motivation and the Culture of School in Childhood and Adolescence

Cynthia Hudley and Adele E. Gottfried

Abstract

Decades of research indicate the important connections among academic motivation and achievement, social relationships, and school culture. However, much of this research has been conducted in homogenous American schools serving middle class, average achieving, Anglo-student populations. This book argues that school culture is a reflection of the society in which the school is embedded and comprises various aspects, including individualism, competition, cultural stereotypes, and extrinsically guided values and rewards. Chapters address three specific conceptual questions: How do differences in ... More

Keywords: academic motivation, academic achievement, social relationships, school culture, individualism, competition, cultural stereotypes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195326819
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326819.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cynthia Hudley, editor
University of California, Santa Barbara

Adele E. Gottfried, editor
California State University, Northridge

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