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Introduction to Engaging Youth in Schools

by David J. Shernoff & Janine Bempechat - 2014

This introduction to the Yearbook focuses on: conceptualizations of engagement, the processes of engagement, portraits of engaging learning environments, and whole-school approaches to education.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 113, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 116 Number 13, 2014, p. 1-14
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18274, Date Accessed: 5/22/2022 10:31:25 PM

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  • David Shernoff
    Northern Illinois University
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    DAVID J. SHERNOFF is an associate professor of educational psychology at Northern Illinois University whose research interests include student motivation and engaging learning environments, engagement in educational video games, and mentoring. Recent publications include, “Engagement and positive youth development: Creating optimal learning environments” for the recent (2012) APA Educational Psychology Handbook, and his forthcoming book, Optimal Learning Environments to Promote Student Engagement (Springer).
  • Janine Bempechat
    Wheelock College
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    JANINE BEMPECHAT is a professor of psychology and human development at Wheelock College whose research interests include achievement motivation and academic success in low income students, and ethnic, cultural, and family influences in the development of achievement beliefs. Recent publications include “Parental influences in achievement motivation and school engagement” (with D.S. Shernoff) for the recent (2012) Handbook of Research on Student Engagement and “Learning together: The educational experiences of adolescents in Moscow” (with A. Mirny, J. Li, K. Wenk, and S. Holloway) for the recent (2011) volume, Research on Sociocultural Influences on Motivation and Learning, Volume X: Sociocultural Theories of Learning and Motivation: Looking Back, Looking Forward.
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