ERIC Number: ED199199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb-4
Structured Intramurals: Shifting Values and Directions.
Rokosz, Francis M.
Two concurrent developments have led to widespread shifts in the directions of structured intramural programs in higher education. Several universities place an emphasis on student development through administrative leadership training and participation in the governing process of intramural athletic departments. Student duties may include tournament scheduling, game supervision, equipment management, and record keeping. Student advisory councils are being given real authority for decision making. A second trend in sports is a changing attitude toward competitive sport with more emphasis placed on enjoying the sport as a recreational activity rather than working at it with the singular goal of winning. Although it has been found that unstructured play and organized sport can enhance or reinforce good qualities in an individual, there is evidence that negative human qualities are more likely to surface in organized sport than in unstructured play. (JD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
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