Handbook of Research on Student Engagement

Editors: Christenson, Sandra L., Reschly, Amy L., WYLIE, CATHY (Eds.)

  • ​Addresses conceptual and methodological concerns of student engagement and motivation
  • Unites leading researchers and scientific practitioners in the areas of overlapping and related, but different, constructs
  • Common set of questions addressed within each topic area
  • Initiates a dialogue on a construct of tremendous interest for the assessment-to-intervention link for all students
  • Critical commentaries within each section are integrated in the Epilogue
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About this book

For more than two decades, the concept of student engagement has grown from simple attention in class to a construct comprised of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral components that embody and further develop motivation for learning. Similarly, the goals of student engagement have evolved from dropout prevention to improved outcomes for lifelong learning. This robust expansion has led to numerous lines of research across disciplines and are brought together clearly and comprehensively in the Handbook of Research on Student Engagement.

The Handbook guides readers through the field’s rich history, sorts out its component constructs, and identifies knowledge gaps to be filled by future research. Grounding data in real-world learning situations, contributors analyze indicators and facilitators of student engagement, link engagement to motivation, and gauge the impact of family, peers, and teachers on engagement in elementary and secondary grades. Findings on the effectiveness of classroom interventions are discussed in detail. And because assessing engagement is still a relatively new endeavor, chapters on measurement methods and issues round out this important resource.

Topical areas addressed in the Handbook include:

  • Engagement across developmental stages.
  • Self-efficacy in the engaged learner.
  • Parental and social influences on engagement and achievement motivation.
  • The engaging nature of teaching for competency development.
  • The relationship between engagement and high-risk behavior in adolescents.
  • Comparing methods for measuring student engagement.

An essential guide to the expanding knowledge base, the Handbook of Research on Student Engagement serves as a valuable resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in such varied fields as clinical child and school psychology, educational psychology, public health, teaching and teacher education, social work, and educational policy.

About the authors

Sandra L. Christenson, Ph.D., is the Birkmaier Professor of Educational Leadership, Professor of Educational Psychology, and faculty member in the School Psychology Program at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on interventions that enhance engagement at school and with learning for marginalized students with and without disabilities.  She is particularly interested in the identification of contextual factors that facilitate student engagement and increase the probability for student success in school, and the identification of the effect of family-school partnership variables.

Amy L. Reschly, Ph.D., is an associate professor and training director in the School Psychology Program, Department of Educational Psychology & Instructional Technology, at the University of Georgia. Areas of expertise include engagement and dropout prevention; working with families and schools to promote student success; and, Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) and Problem-Solving.

Cathy Wylie, Ph.D., is a Chief Researcher with the New Zealand Council for Educational Research. She has led the longitudinal Competent Learners project since 1993. Her research interests include the interaction between experiences and student development, and identifying policies that best support school capability to provide engaging and productive learning. Her research into policy includes the impact on schools and students of New Zealand national policies, including the shift to self-managed schools since 1989.

Table of contents (39 chapters)

  • Jingle, Jangle, and Conceptual Haziness: Evolution and Future Directions of the Engagement Construct

    Reschly, Amy L. (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • Developmental Dynamics of Student Engagement, Coping, and Everyday Resilience

    Skinner, Ellen A. (et al.)

    Pages 21-44

  • Engagement Across Developmental Periods

    Mahatmya, Duhita (et al.)

    Pages 45-63

  • Ethnicity and Student Engagement

    Bingham, Gary E. (et al.)

    Pages 65-95

  • Student Engagement: What Is It? Why Does It Matter?

    Finn, Jeremy D. (et al.)

    Pages 97-131

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Research on Student Engagement
Editors
  • Sandra L. Christenson
  • Amy L. Reschly
  • CATHY WYLIE
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-2018-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-2018-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2017-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-6791-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 840
Number of Illustrations and Tables
69 b/w illustrations
Topics