by Reed W. Larson, David J. Shernoff & Janine Bempechat
A hope of this Yearbook is to illuminate not only what promotes engagement but also how it can be fostered. In this epilogue, first we provide a short history of research on motivation. We then review the contributions of this Yearbook in providing a fuller, multidimensional, contextualized picture of human motivation, one that we believe is relevant and helpful to educational policy and practice. Last, we discuss where this research may head in order to engender conditions in which engagement in schooling becomes more universal.
by Jeffrey N. Jones
This chapter details an alternative high school’s implementation of choice theory and its influence on relational practices and student experience. Student narratives speak of how the school practices that are informed by choice theory promote engagement through a deliberate focus on developmental needs.
Education researcher Andrea Bingham discusses her article, Drowning Digitally? How Disequilibrium Shapes Practice in a Blended Learning Charter School. Watch and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues.
by Michael Q. McShane
Cultivating an ecosystem of new and better schools is a lot like gardening. It takes tilling (creating a policy environment that allows for new schools), seeding (starting schools with the necessary human capital to flourish), and weeding (regulation).
by Gary Natriello
Teachers College Record subscriptions will now include two yearbooks in each calendar year.