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Motivating Urban Middle School Math Students While Considering Their Attitudes And Perceptions, Benjamin F. Harper Iii Dec 2004

Motivating Urban Middle School Math Students While Considering Their Attitudes And Perceptions, Benjamin F. Harper Iii

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This final project reflects the research of an urban middle school mathematics teacher to improve the motivation and performance of his eighth grade students using a variety of proven techniques, including eliciting positive attitudes and perceptions toward mathematics and the educational process. The study of attribution theory and the use of rewards and incentives can be useful when trying to elicit positive attitudes and perceptions from students. Teaching in an urban setting presents many challenges, but it is the challenge that motivates and makes it an exciting place to teach.

The research section is followed by a series of sixteen ...


Perceptions Of Parents, Preschool Teachers, And Kindergarten Teachers Regarding School Readiness, Erin Marie Reding May 2004

Perceptions Of Parents, Preschool Teachers, And Kindergarten Teachers Regarding School Readiness, Erin Marie Reding

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The following project encompasses the term school readiness. School readiness is fully examined using definitions, research studies, and a survey compiled from one suburban school district. This study is similar to a study done by Welch and White (1999).The survey used was created from questions in their study. This study had similar results to that of Welch and White (1999).

The project consists of four parts including an introduction, a literature review, of 25 related articles and studies, the methodology and data analysis of the survey used, and finally a discussion about school readiness and the results of the ...