Presentation Title

Motivating Low-Achieving Students during Pre-Service Teaching

Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

3-2008

Abstract or Description

Motivating high school low-achieving students is a daily struggle for pre-service teachers as well as in-service teachers. Based on empirical work, the study explores four factors that contribute to the lack of motivation of high school students observed by student teachers during pre-service teaching. They are: 1) instructors’ low academic expectations on students; 2) instructors’ strategies conflicting with students’ behaviors; 3) teachers’ perception of students’ family life; and 4) curriculum pressure on teachers to teach to the End-of-the-Course test. The ultimate purposes of the study are to help pre-service social studies teachers develop more effective ways to promote motivation by taking into consideration in the process of instructional design the learning needs, learning styles, and learning abilities of students.

Additional Information

Georgia Southern University faculty member, Jackie HeeYoung Kim co-presented Motivating Low-Achieving Students during Pre-Service Teaching in the American Educational Research Association 107th Annual Meeting, March 2008.

Sponsorship/Conference/Institution

American Educational Research Association 107th Annual Meeting

Location

New York, NY

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