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The Role of Motivation


by Arthur I. Gates & Frank G. Jennings 1961

What causes one child to be a troublemaker in school and another a co-operative and eager student? Why does this child love to read and that child resist every effort to teach him to read? The question of motivation in learning is a matter of great importance in interpreting the positive and negative reactions of children and youth to their developmental experiences in and through reading.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 60, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 62 Number 9, 1961, p. 109-126
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19880, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 10:14:21 AM

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  • Arthur Gates
    Teachers College, Columbia University
    ARTHUR I. GATES is an Emeritus Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University.
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