Recasting the Secondary School Classroom as a Context for Positive Youth Development
The goal of this project is to enhance the developmental quality of the single setting in which youth under age 18 spend the greatest number of their waking hours: the secondary school classroom. The study proposes to implement and assess an intervention designed to change the nature of student-teacher interactions with the classroom so as to enhance adolescent engagement, motivation, and ultimately, achievement and related outcomes.
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Coaching middle and high school teachers to enhance the quality of their interactions with students leads to significant gains in students’ end-of-school-year achievement test scores... Read more.
Allen, J. P., Pianta, R. C., Gregory, A., Mikami, A. Y., & Lun, J. (2011) An interaction-based approach to enhancing secondary school instruction and student achievement. Science, 333(6045), 1034-1037.