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Author Covington, Martin V., 1938-

Title Overcoming student failure : changing motives and incentives for learning / Martin V. Covington and Karen Manheim Teel
Edition 1st ed
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©1996


Description 1 online resource (ix, 131 pages) : color illustrations
Series Psychology in the classroom
Psychology in the classroom.
Contents Goal 1. Understanding the Negative Effects of the Ability Game -- Goal 2. Changing the Rules: Activities to Promote Positive Reasons for Learning -- Goal 3. Overcoming Obstacles to Change -- Final Review: Revisiting Ms. Jackson's Classroom
Summary "Overcoming Student Failure" explores motives and incentives for learning. The authors believe that the reasons for learning, or not learning, are greatly dependent on the kinds of incentives that prevail in the classroom. ... This book explores ways that teachers can modify classroom incentive systems, including grading methods, to encourage positive reasons for learning. The changes discussed can be implemented by individual teachers in their own classrooms, and over 25 specific activities are included that can be adapted and used for that purpose. /// This is the 5th book in American Psychological Association (APA)'s Division 15 "Psychology in the Classroom" series for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Analysis Educational equalization United States
Motivation in education United States
Rewards and punishments in education United States
School failure United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-129)
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Motivation in education -- United States
Rewards and punishments in education -- United States
Educational equalization -- United States
School failure -- United States
Academic failure.
Equal education.
Learning motivation.
Middle schools.
Case studies.
Educational equalization.
Motivation in education.
Rewards and punishments in education.
School failure.
Pädagogische Psychologie
Psicologia educacional.
SUBJECT United States
Subject United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Teel, Karen Manheim
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