Parent support can give students a leg up academically, but a new international study suggests backing off can boost autonomy and academic achievement in the long run.
Recently in Student engagement and motivation research Category
May 08, 2018
May 01, 2018
Ever since the landmark "marshmallow test" highlighted the importance of early self-control in later achievement, educators have worked to find ways to build self-regulation among young children. But a new study in the journal Pediatric Research suggests boosting children's natural curiosity may be equally crucial to their long-term learning.
April 25, 2018
More than 8 million students nationwide were reported chronically absent from school in 2015-16, federal data show, but some states and districts are doing better than others.
April 15, 2018
Nutrition, sleep, exercise, and avoiding drugs are associated with not just better grades, but higher aspirations for college, a new study suggests
April 02, 2018
A new study suggests that students who have lower-achieving classmates in college than they had in high school show more symptoms of depression.
March 27, 2018
In fact, new research suggests adolescents can take take the opposite message from adults praising effort: that students just aren't "talented."
January 23, 2018
South Carolina's push to bring the century-old Montessori model to public classrooms may be paying off in both student performance and creativity, according to a new longitudinal evaluation.
January 19, 2018
Even young children can show key attention skills during video calls, a new study finds.
November 22, 2017
U.S. teenagers outperform their math, reading, and science skills when it comes to collaborative problems, a new study finds.
November 07, 2017
The 2016 International Civic and Citizenship Education Study shows students outside the United States have become more knowledgeable about democratic norms and responsibilities since 2009, and they increasingly consider care for the environment as a civic responsibility.