TITLE

The highs and lows of student engagement

AUTHOR(S)
LOPEZ, SHANE J.
PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
Phi Delta Kappan;Oct2011, Vol. 93 Issue 2, p72
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the results of the Gallup Student Poll that tracks student engagement over 10 years, focusing on the reasons why students' engagement in school wanes from elementary through high school. The author reports that 63 percent of U.S. students are highly involved with, and enthusiastic about, school. Topics include the downward trend of student engagement from its peak in elementary school and its relation to the decrease in praise and recognition students receive from their teachers, students' perceptions about their personal relations with their teachers, and the engagement improvement that results from developing students' strengths. Also discussed is the bearing of increased academic workload on student engagement.
ACCESSION #
66478710

 

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