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Type: Journal article
Title: 'Go over there and look at the pictures in the book': an investigation of educational marginalisation, social interactions and achievement motivation in an alternative middle school setting
Author: Best, M.
Price, D.
McCallum, F.
Citation: International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2015; 19(4):422-434
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 1360-3116
1464-5173
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Marnie Best, Deborah Price and Faye McCallum
Abstract: The middle years of school represent a time of educational turbulence, serving to marginalise some students from educational opportunities. Much research has focussed on individual cognitive factors influencing educational engagement, with less attention directed towards social interactions. Theoretically positioned within an expectancy–value model of achievement motivation, this study draws on the lived experience of a 12-year-old student within an alternative school in South Australia, Australia, to explore how social encounters may contribute to educational marginalisation. Findings from a narrative case study employing a semi-structured interview suggested that connections exist between social influences, such as interactions with teachers and peers, and subsequent achievement motivation. This study suggests that social interactions are critical determinants to an individual’s educational engagement, affecting educational ability, expectancy and value beliefs
Keywords: alternative education; educational marginalisation; middle year education; social interaction; expectancy–value theory
Rights: © 2014 Taylor & Francis
RMID: 0030066361
DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2014.935815
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