Toward a Theory of Student Aspirations

@inproceedings{Quaglia2008TowardAT,
  title={Toward a Theory of Student Aspirations},
  author={Russell J. Quaglia and Casey D. Cobb},
  year={2008}
}
Student aspirations is a term that is usedfrequently in education, yet there is little understanding and agreement as to what it means and even less understanding about its origin. It is the purpose of this paper to trace some of the key historical perspectives of the construct ofaspirations, and from this backdrop introduce a new manner in which to view student aspirations. We have elected here to highlight two influential areas of research: level ofaspiration and achievement motivation. These… CONTINUE READING

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