ERIC Number: ED332642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Research Issues and Strategies in Regard to the Educational Treatment of the Black Athlete.
Davis, J. A.
This paper addresses research issues and strategies with regard to studying the educational treatment of the black college athlete. The paper begins with an explanation of four intitial premises, after which problem areas are identified indicating that: for athletic students, admissions may be based primarily on athletic promise; in the high visibility sports, student athletes are frequently segregated from the rest of the campus community; responsibility for the academic progress of the student athlete is generally maintained by the athletic staff; pressures to retain academic eligibility for athletics may result in solutions not in the best academic interests of the student; the student athlete may feel that he has more to gain in life by succeeding in athletic competition than by succeeding in academic competition; and blacks are more likely to be admitted for athletic rather than academic promise to traditionally white institutions. The balance of the paper discusses necessary research strategies and research options at the institutional level such as follow-up after the student athlete leaves the institution, studies focusing on individual academic success experiences, etc. Research options at the cross-institutional level are also briefly reviewed. (JB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Student Athletes
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the Southern Association of Institutional Research and the Society for College and University Planning (Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 11, 1990).