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dc.contributor.authorLaiosa, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T22:05:26Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T22:05:26Z
dc.date.issued8/1/2006
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/6096
dc.description.abstractStudent motivation in any setting is difficult, but proves to be a unique challenge when dealing with urban middle school students. During my student teaching experience and my first year teaching in such a setting, I have found that it is extremely difficult to instill the importance of education in these students. This thesis focuses on the effects of teachers, peers, and administration on student motivation and incorporates strategies to improve motivation through a variety of techniques. At the completion of the research section of this thesis, I discovered that it was primarily the teacher that was responsible for the motivation of these students, as suggested during the literature review, with some motivation relying on peers and very little relying on administration. My study also suggests that a shift from a teacher-centered to a student-centered classroom, incorporation of cooperative work group strategies, and clear directions and expectations set forth by the teacher are key in instilling motivation in these students.
dc.subjectStudent Motivation
dc.subjectUrban Education
dc.subjectNew Teachers
dc.subjectTeacher Development
dc.subjectEducation Strategy
dc.subjectClassroom Strategy
dc.titleStudent Motivation in the Urban Middle School Science Classroom
dc.typethesis
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T22:05:26Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentEducation and Human Development
dc.description.degreelevelMaster of Science in Education (MSEd)
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleEducation and Human Development Master's Theses
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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