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Improving Academic Achievement: Impact of Psychological Factors on Education
Social psychological research has revealed much about how personal and interpersonal factors impact academic achievement. The research has been reported in several different outlets but has never before been condensed in an easy to read, engaging book, targeting the hot topics of coffee table debates. This book does just that, offering review chapters by the most influenti ...more
Hardcover, 395 pages
Published April 15th 2002 by Academic Press
(first published April 1st 2002)
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A deeply, deeply interesting book. Each essay aims to both explain a theory and offer related practical advice, in a readable form, and are followed by "questions from teachers" in order to clarify how to apply the concept to the classroom when it isn't obvious. The essays are divided into 2 broad categories: the "classics," theories that are known to hold and for which the results have been proven and re-confirmed in hundreds of studies, as well as more recent (still solid!) theories. The topic ...more