Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/277995
Title:
Increasing student motivation through a technological enterprise
Author:
Taylor, Kim, 1955-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to examine whether student motivation increased through participation in a technological enterprise that involved a decision making process. In addition, student empowerment was explored. The setting of the study was a fifth grade class of twenty-four students in an urban school in the southwest. Throughout the school there was a video and data distribution network. Data collection consisted of student sign-up, teacher observation, student surveys, teacher journal, and a case study. The sign-up sheet and student surveys were analyzed to yield a frequency count. The case study and journal were reported as a narrative of student response and teacher-researcher observation. In this study, students with motivational difficulty that led to academic problems seemed to be positively affected by the factors of choice and challenge in the enterprise. Students with social difficulties or a combination of academic and social difficulties were less likely to continue work on the enterprise. There was a difference in the effect of the enterprise on female and male students.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Education, Curriculum and Instruction.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Carter, Kathy

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleIncreasing student motivation through a technological enterpriseen_US
dc.creatorTaylor, Kim, 1955-en_US
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Kim, 1955-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine whether student motivation increased through participation in a technological enterprise that involved a decision making process. In addition, student empowerment was explored. The setting of the study was a fifth grade class of twenty-four students in an urban school in the southwest. Throughout the school there was a video and data distribution network. Data collection consisted of student sign-up, teacher observation, student surveys, teacher journal, and a case study. The sign-up sheet and student surveys were analyzed to yield a frequency count. The case study and journal were reported as a narrative of student response and teacher-researcher observation. In this study, students with motivational difficulty that led to academic problems seemed to be positively affected by the factors of choice and challenge in the enterprise. Students with social difficulties or a combination of academic and social difficulties were less likely to continue work on the enterprise. There was a difference in the effect of the enterprise on female and male students.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Curriculum and Instruction.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorCarter, Kathyen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1346139en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27179679en_US
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