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Can Colleges Manufacture Motivation?

By Dan Berrett

Motivation is often thought to be a fixed, inborn personality trait whose presence or absence helps explain why some students succeed while others fail to graduate.

Recent research, including papers presented here at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, a forthcoming book, and a well-regarded longitudinal survey of three cohorts of 17,000 students at 49 institutions, have taken a different view.

Continued at: http://chronicle.com/article/Can-Colleges-Manufacture/131564/
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