ERIC Number: ED209734
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Student Activities . . . an Extension of the Curriculum.
Grady, Joan B.
Practitioner, v8 n1 Oct 1981
Extracurricular activities in secondary schools are an important part of student preparation for adult life. This document presents guidelines on the components, administration, and evaluation of student activities. It suggests that a comprehensive activity program should include student government, publications, cultural activities, service clubs, sports, honor societies, and special interest groups. In reviewing the administration of student activities, the author discusses the activity program's objectives, the principal's role, the responsibilities of the student activities director, and the criteria to use in selecting and compensating activity advisers. Eleven criteria for evaluating student activities are presented, including participation levels, the variety of activities available, skill development, school and community service provision, and adequacy of accounting and supervision. The document also stresses the importance of viable student councils and student governments. Six brief profiles are given of school activities in secondary schools in Mississippi, Colorado, Idaho, and Virginia. (RW)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Extracurricular Activities, Guidelines, Organizational Objectives, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Student Organizations
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($0.50; quantity discounts; payment must accompany orders of $15 or less).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.