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ERIC Number: ED366672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Feb-9
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A Program To Increase Black Student Participation in Extracurricular Activities in Grades 9-12 through Teacher, Parent, and Community Involvement.
Bowers, Betty J.
This paper describes a practicum that aimed to increase black students' participation in extracurricular activities and school clubs. The lack of participation resulted in black students' feelings of alienation and negative attitudes toward the school. The program's goals were: (1) to increase the number of black students participating in extracurricular activities and school clubs; (2) to make students aware of the existing clubs; and (3) to improve black students' self-esteem. To attain the goals, the program used club orientation sessions, guest speakers, and a workshop that focused on building positive self-esteem, parent and community involvement, and conflict resolution strategies. The data indicated that for the 30 students as a group, participation in extracurricular activities and school clubs increased by 100 percent. All student participants became knowledgeable about the existing school clubs, and there was a 100 percent increase in self-esteem. The results confirm that a club orientation program, combined with parent, teacher, and community involvement, can benefit all students, not just black students. Appendices, comprising 35 percent of the paper, provide various study documents such as student surveys and assessment instruments. (Contains 21 references.) (Author/GLR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.