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The Competitive Ethos and Democratic Education

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$99.00 • £79.95 • €89.00

ISBN 9780674154179

Publication Date: 04/21/1989


261 pages

1 photo, 11 tables


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  • Introduction
  • I. Development and Its Discontents
    • 1. Early Development
    • 2. Luck and Skill
    • 3. Difficulty and Ability
    • 4. Ability and Effort
    • 5. Intelligence and Knowledge
  • II. Achievement Motivation
    • 6. The Task and the Self
    • 7. Choosing a Level of Challenge
    • 8. Accomplishment
    • 9. A Review of the Theories
  • III. Motivation, Education, and Society
    • 10. Inequality
    • 11. Quality and Equality
    • 12. The Meaning of Life in School
    • 13. Changing Our Schools, Changing the World
  • Appendix A: Motivational Orientation Scales
  • Appendix B: Scales Assessing the Purposes of School
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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