ERIC Number: ED174720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: N/A
Academics and Athletics in American High Schools; Some Further Considerations of the Adolescent Subculture Hypothesis.
Braddock, Jomills Henry, II
This report examines the hypothesis that students and teachers hold different values in regard to the importance of school athletics versus school academic emphasis. In testing this hypothesis, data from the Youth in Transition Project and various questionnaires are used to compare the extent to which each group values both academic excellence and outstanding athletics as major goals for their schools. Findings indicate that students' academic and athletic values do not differ drastically from those of their teachers, and that there is little support for the hypothesis that there is a distinct adolescent subculture with regard to athletic and academic values. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for Social Organization of Schools.