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Eager to Learn: Helping Children Become Motivated and Love Learning

ISBN: 978-1-55542-367-4
147 pages
September 1991, Jossey-Bass
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"Addressing parents and teachers, this straightforward exploration of motivation for learning as a lifelong trait is a significant contribution to the understanding of a complex process." —Publishers Weekly

"A succinct and thought-provoking book for parents, teachers, and educators." —Library Journal

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Table of Contents

Part One: How Children Become Motivated to Learn.

1. Motivation: The Key to Learning.

2. Family, School, Culture: Powerful Influences.

3. Eagerness to Learn: Cultivating the Desire.

4. Grades, Homework, and Television: Thorny Concerns.

Part Two: How to Support a Child's Learning and Solve Motivational Problems.

5. Building a Positive Parent-Teacher Relationship.

6. Fostering Success in Learning.

7. Reducing Anxiety Over Tests and Grades.

8. Overcoming Boredom and Indifference.

9. Encouraging Effort and Perseverance.

Epilogue: Creating Friendship Between a Child and Learning.

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Author Information

RAYMOND J. WLODKOWSKI is a former professor of educational psychology who taught in universitites for more than twenty years, specializing in motivation, diversity, and professional development.
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