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The Achievement Motive: A Review of Theory and Assessment of n Achievement, Hope of Success, and Fear of Failure

Joyce S. Pang

in Implicit Motives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195335156
eISBN:
9780199776955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335156.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses major theoretical and methodological landmarks concerning n Achievement, such as behavioral and psychological characteristics of achievement-motivated individuals, ... More


Content Coding Methods in Implicit Motive Assessment: Standards of Measurement and Best Practices for the Picture Story Exercise

Joyce S. Pang

in Implicit Motives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195335156
eISBN:
9780199776955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335156.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses the major topics such as picture selection, administration, coding systems, and data processing that are related to usage of the Picture Story Exercise (PSE), a major content ... More


Controversy and Progress for Stuntwomen

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

It took thirty years to get the wigs off men, and then the business took a step backward when a stuntman replaced a stuntwoman doubling an actress in Planet of the Apes (2001). But the Screen Actors ... More


Education: Educational Outcomes of Muslim Pupils in Scotland and Parents’ Mobilisation of Different Forms of Capital

Elisabet Weedon and Sheila Riddell

in Scotland's Muslims: Society, Politics and Identity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474427234
eISBN:
9781474438407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427234.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the educational outcomes of pupils from Muslim families in Scotland and the forms of capital mobilised by their parents to achieve social mobility through education. Over recent ... More


Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Gilda L. Ochoa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Academic Profiling focuses on the schooling experiences and relationships between the two fastest growing groups in the United States—Asian Americans and Latinas/os. At a time when politicians and ... More


Foundation Programme Selection

David Metcalfe and Harveer Dev

in Oxford Assess and Progress: Situational Judgement Test

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198805809
eISBN:
9780191917219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805809.003.0011
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

New doctors intending to work in the United Kingdom (UK) should complete the Foundation Programme. This two- year schedule of rotations ensures core competencies are achieved before doctors enter ... More


The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life

James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries, and Tim Kautz (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226100098
eISBN:
9780226100128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226100128.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Modern societies rely on written tests. Achievement tests have come to play a prominent role. They are used to sift and sort people, to evaluate schools, and to assess the performance of entire ... More


Dueling Standards

Suzanne M. Wilson

in California Dreaming: Reforming Mathematics Education

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094329
eISBN:
9780300127539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094329.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter explores the back-to-basics move promoted by a pair of bills—the ABCs bills—with the aim of arriving at a more balanced curriculum. At roughly the same time, Governor Wilson signed a ... More


Conclusion: Agamben as a Reader of Agamben

Adam Kotsko

in Agamben's Philosophical Lineage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423632
eISBN:
9781474438520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423632.003.0032
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Thus far, the contributors to this volume have considered the many and varied bodies of work that have left their mark on Agamben’s project. In this concluding chapter, I would like to take up one ... More


Achievement Tests and the Role of Character in American Life

James J. Heckman and Tim Kautz

in The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226100098
eISBN:
9780226100128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226100128.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter summarizes the main findings presented in this book. It discusses the GED test and its origin in the modern achievement test. It summarizes the large body of evidence, some of it ... More


The education system, aspiration and loneliness

Janet Batsleer and James Duggan

in Young and Lonely: The Social Conditions of Loneliness

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447355342
eISBN:
9781447355397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447355342.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

The normalised pressures which the current education system places on young people, into their twenties and beyond, mean that the regular summer reporting on the exam results of particular cohorts of ... More


Thugs and Thieves: The Differential Etiology of Violence

Joanne Savage and Kevin H. Wozniak

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780195393583
eISBN:
9780190603946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393583.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Why do some individuals commit violent offenses while others restrict themselves to nonviolent crime? Most people probably assume that criminologists know a great deal about the causes of violent ... More


How Curriculum-Based Measurement Progress Monitoring Contributes to the Alignment of Instruction and State-Adopted Standards and Assessments

Greg Roberts, Jeanne Wanzek, and Sharon Vaughn

in A Measure of Success: The Influence of Curriculum-Based Measurement on Education

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679706
eISBN:
9781452947631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679706.003.0019
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter examines the utility of Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) for aligning classroom instruction with statewide standards and state-adopted tests of students’ achievement. It begins with a ... More


Constructing the SERF Index: Progressive Realization and Aggregation

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Terra Lawson-Remer, and Susan Randolph

in Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199735501
eISBN:
9780190226701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735501.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

This chapter details the basic Social and Economic Rights Fulfillment (SERF) Index methodology. The centerpiece of the methodology is the construction of evidence-based Achievement Possibilities ... More


Constructing the SERF Index: From Rights Enjoyment to Indicators

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Terra Lawson-Remer, and Susan Randolph

in Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199735501
eISBN:
9780190226701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735501.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

This chapter begins by elaborating the fundamental social and economic rights guaranteed to all people under international law. After discussing the criteria governing indicator selection, the focus ... More


Entrepreneurship Education

Tina P. Kruse

in Making Change: Youth Social Entrepreneurship as an Approach to Positive Youth and Community Development

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190849795
eISBN:
9780190849825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190849795.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Children and Families

This chapter explores how entrepreneurship has been structured and taught in educational settings. The chapter will add clarity to this dimension of youth social entrepreneurship. Whether or not a ... More


Summary of Findings and Recommendations for Future Research

Kevin H. Wozniak

in Thugs and Thieves: The Differential Etiology of Violence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780195393583
eISBN:
9780190603946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393583.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter provides a systematic summary of findings from the substantive chapters in this book on the topics of intelligence, school, attachment to parents, parental warmth and rejection, child ... More


Prevalence of School Failure and Dropping Out

Joy G. Dryfoos

in Adolescents at Risk: Prevalence and Prevention

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072686
eISBN:
9780197560259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072686.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Care and Counseling of Students

In this chapter, we turn to the risk behavior that appears to underlie many of the problems addressed so far. Low achievement in school has been shown to be an important predictor of substance ... More


Cooperative learning

David A. Hamburg and Beatrix A. Hamburg

in Learning to Live Together: Preventing Hatred and Violence in Child and Adolescent Development

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195157796
eISBN:
9780197561980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195157796.003.0013
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

U.S. society is becoming increasingly multicultural. With the proliferation of enclaves of arriving immigrants, it follows that conflict will often be defined along ethnic lines. Unfortunately, a ... More


Academic Profiling at a Southern California High School

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Beginning with students’ reflections on the racial/ethnic divides on campus, this chapter provides the book’s socio-political and academic context. I challenge the limitations of studies and policies ... More


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