The Decade Ahead: Applications and Contexts of Motivation and Achievement

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Timothy C. Urdan, Stuart Karabenick
Emerald Group Publishing, 2010 - Education - 249 pages
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This volume of "Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology" offers a unique insight into early American economic theory. The notes reproduced in this volume were taken by a student, Maurice Beck Hexter, in 'Economics 11-12', 'Economic Theory', given by Frank William Taussig at Harvard during the academic year 1921-1922. Taken together they represent the height of economic theory being taught in graduate programs in the United States during this period. Accompanying the notes are additional essays on how these notes relate to broader economic thinking of this period, providing a comparison between the Harvard viewpoint and that of previously published presentations of economic theory at the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin.
 

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Contents

A long time coming but here at last
1
where do we go from here?
43
two close friends
69
putting motivation theory to the classroom test
109
Chapter 5 Current and future directions in teacher motivation research
139
social context and achievement motivation in African American youth
175
a coregulation approach to research on student motivation and achievement
211
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Tim Urdan" is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Santa Clara University. He received his Ph.D. in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan. Since 2001, he has served on the editorial board for ""Contemporary Educational Psychology"" and the ""Journal of Educational Psychology."" He conducts research on adolescent development, motivation, and classroom environments.

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