chapter  10
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Understanding the Evolution of Public School’s Purpose

Think About It

Mrs. Walker’s behavior clearly can be explained by some noted process theories of motivation. As this chapter indicates, these theories differ from content theories of motivation in that they help us understand how people act when they are motivated, and they give us some insight into the process of motivation. As you read this chapter, consider how process theories of motivation help explain this scenario. Pay particular attention to issues of equity.