How to Motivate Your Child for School and Beyond

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Random House Australia, 2003 - Education - 328 pages
Offers solutions for parents who want their children to do well at school. Identifies the motivational differences between girls and boys. Shows how to win boys over so they become more interested in learning, and how to increase and sustain girls' motivation at school.
 

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Contents

Raising Happy Learners
2
Boosters Mufflers and Guzzlers
16
PART
33
Control
58
Increasing Your Childs Belief
80
Increasing Your Childs Learning
97
Assisting Your Childs Schoolwork
115
Reducing Your Childs Fear
180
ReEngaging the Disengaged Child
230
Motivating Boys
254
Motivating the Gifted and Talented
272
The Bottom Line
294
Notes
299
Bibliography and Further Reading
303
34
313
Index
318

PART THREE
205
SPECIAL ISSUES IN MOTIVATION
209
Building a Good Relationship with Your Child
210
80
319
Acknowledgements
328
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Dr Andrew Martin is a psychologist and researcher specialising in educational psychology. In 2003, he was listed in The Bulletin's SMART 100 Australians and ranked in the Top 10 in the field of Education. In 2002, the American Psychological Association judged his PhD the world's Most Outstanding Doctorate in Educational Psychology and prior to that the Australian Association for Research in Education judged his PhD the Most Outstanding Education Doctoral Dissertation in Australia. Dr Martin is regularly invited to conduct keynote conference papers, student workshops, teacher professional development, parent nights, and presentations to education departments aimed at enhancing student motivation, engagement, and achievement. His work is also featured on television and radio and in major newspapers and magazines. Dr Martin has conducted extensive research into student motivation, engagement, and achievement as well as work into boys' education, gifted and talented, disengagement, educational resilience, effective teaching, parenting, teacher-student relationships, and Aboriginal education. He has published this research in many of the world's top academic journals and at internation

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