1st Edition

Race and Ethnicity in the Study of Motivation in Education

Edited By Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby, Paul A. Schutz Copyright 2017
    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    Race and Ethnicity in the Study of Motivation in Education collects work from prominent education researchers who study the interaction of race, ethnicity, and motivation in educational contexts. Focusing on both historical and contemporary iterations of race-based educational constructs, this book provides a comprehensive overview of this critical topic. Contributors to the volume offer analyses of issues faced by students, including students’ educational pursuits and aspirations, as well as the roles of students’ family and social networks in achieving educational success. A timely and illuminating volume, Race and Ethnicity in the Study of Motivation in Education is the definitive resource for understanding motivation issues posed by non-dominant groups—including African American, Latino, Asian-Pacific Islanders, and Arab-American students--in educational contexts



    Lynn Corno

    I. An Introduction to Race and Ethnicity in the Study of Motivation in Education

    1. Researching Race and Ethnicity in the Study of Motivation in Educational Contexts: An Introduction
    2. Paul A. Schutz and Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby

      II. Using Race-Reimaged Approaches to Examine Motivation in Educational Contexts

    3. An Attributional Perspective on Motivation in Ethnic Minority Youth
    4. Sandra Graham

    5. Retention vs. Persistence: A Self-Determination Analysis of Students Underrepresented in STEM
    6. Kelly A. Rodgers

    7. Examining Associations between Fitting in at School and Heart Rate Variability among African American Adolescents
    8. DeLeon L. Gray, LaBarron K. Hill, Lauren H. Bryant, Jason R. Wornoff, Oriana Johnson, and Lisa Jackson

    9. STEM Motivation and Persistence among Underrepresented Minority Students: Two Social Cognitive Perspectives
    10. Shirley L. Yu, Danya M. Corkin, and Julie P. Martin

    11. Out of the Book and into the Classroom: Applying Motivational and Self-Regulated Learning Theories to Daily Instruction with English Language Learners
    12. Rhonda S. Bondie and Akane Zusho

    13. School Engagement and Future Academic Expectations among U.S. High School Students: Variations by Ethnicity
    14. Cynthia Hudley and Su-je Cho

    15. Identity, Motivation, and Resilience: The Example of Black College Students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    16. Tabbye M. Chavous, Samantha Drotar, Gloryvee Fonseca-Bolorin, Seanna Leath, Donald Lyons, and Faheemah Mustafaa

      III. Using Race-Focused Approaches to Examine Motivation in Educational Contexts

    17. Asset-Based Pedagogies and Latino Students’ Achievement and Identity
    18. Francesca López

    19. Role of Culture and Proximal Minority/Majority Status in Adolescent Identity Negotiations
    20. Revathy Kumar, Stuart A. Karabenick, and Jeffery H. Warnke

    21. Motivation and Achievement of Hispanic College Students in the U.S.
    22. Tim Urdan and Veronica Herr

    23. Desegregating Gifted Education for Culturally Different Students: Recommendations for Equitable Recruitment and Retention
    24. Donna Y. Ford

      IV. Future Directions in Examining Race and Ethnicity in the Study of Motivation

    25. A Future Agenda for Researching Race and Ethnicity in the Study of Motivation in Educational Contexts.

    Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby, Paul A. Schutz, & Sonya D. Harris

    Author Bios


    Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby is Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and University Faculty Scholar in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences at North Carolina State University, USA.

    Paul A. Schutz is Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio, USA.

    "As I read this book, I realized that I would be referencing it in virtually every chapter of my latest textbook revision. Finally, a source that weaves issues of race and ethnicity into the very fabric of our field—theory, research and practice. Required reading for all who dare to question and love to learn."

    --Anita Woolfolk Hoy, Professor Emerita, Department of Educational Studies, The Ohio State University, USA

    "This is a must-read volume that focuses on the motivational roles of race and ethnicity in educational contexts. The editors have brought together a stellar group of scholars to discuss current thinking in theory and research, with implications for educational policy and practice. This book will be valuable for anyone concerned about the potential impact of race and ethnicity on teaching, learning, and motivation."

    --Dale H. Schunk, Professor of Education, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA

    "This is an essential volume for educational researchers and theoreticians interested in more deeply studying and understanding the intersected nature of motivation, race, and education. This book represents a rare—yet much needed—fresh discussion that bridges psychological and social theories by a diverse cadre of scholars. Bravo—this text surely advances the field."

    --H. Richard Millner IV, Helen Faison Professor of Urban Education, University of Pittsburgh, USA

    "Examining race and ethnicity is becoming an increasingly important area in motivation research. Finally, there is a book that comprehensively addresses motivation issues of students of color in the area of education. The strengths of this book are that it looks at how traditional motivational constructs can include sociocultural racial perspectives and how racial constructs can be placed in the center of motivational analysis. Both approaches are necessary in order to fully understand the motivational psychology of students of color. This is an indispensable resource for motivation researchers, faculty, and students who want to better understand how race and ethnicity impact motivation in education."

    --Kevin Cokley, Director, The Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis, The University of Texas at Austin, USA