Stipek, D.J. (1998). Motivation to learn (2nd ed). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
This book explores achievement motivation by integrating research, theory, and practice. The book includes a review of current theories regarding motivation to achieve and provides explicit examples and guidance to help teachers improve academic motivation in the classroom. Chapter topics include motivational problems, definitions of achievement motivation, and reviews of relevant theories including reinforcement theory, social cognitive theory, and intrinsic motivation. The book also includes other topics related to motivation such as perceptions of ability and achievement anxiety as well as more practical chapters discussing intrinsic motivation in the classroom, maintaining positive achievement related-beliefs in the classroom, communication of expectations, and solutions for low student motivation. In addition to essays, the book also includes various tools (e.g., charts, checklists, rating forms) to support teachers in diagnosing motivation problems and to assess their own use of praise and motivational strategies. Overall this book serves as a guide and resource to help teachers support and enhance students' achievement motivation in the classroom.
Formative Assessment, Multiple Measures, Skills and Knowledge