The Handbook on Motivation at School presents the first comprehensive and integrated compilation of theory and research on children's motivation at school. It covers the major theoretical perspectives in the field as well as their application to instruction, learning, and social adjustment at school. Section I surveys the major theoretical perspectives addressing children's motivation at school, its antecedents, and its development. Key Features: Comprehensive - no other book provides such a comprehensive overview of theory and research on children's motivation at school. Theoretical & Applied - the book provides a review of current motivation theories by the developers of those theories as well as attention to the application of motivation theory and research in classrooms and schools. Chapter Structure - chapters within each section follow a similar structure so that there is uniformity across chapters. Commentaries - each section ends with a commentary that provides clear directions for future research.