ERIC Number: ED245301
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Cocurricular Activity Programs in Secondary Schools.
Gholson, Ronald E.; Buser, Robert L.
This booklet provides a history of the role played by extracurricular activities in American secondary education, summarizing their objectives, principles, and problems, and classifying their types. The student-activity concept is traced through four stages of historical development in the United States. Noting that the objectives of cocurricular activities keep pace with the changing activity goals of schools, the authors then compare five compilations of cocurricular objectives specified by five research studies conducted between 1931 and 1975. Turning from history to the needs of present-day school programs, the authors provide school leaders with 16 principles for guidance in achieving educational goals. A taxonomy of extra-class activities is supplied to aid local schools in assessing the breadth of their programs. Finally, the common problems in extracurricular activities are analyzed: student participation, sponsorship and faculty participation, and scheduling of activities. (JW)
Descriptors: Enrichment Activities, Extracurricular Activities, Faculty Advisers, Objectives, Program Evaluation, Recreational Activities, Scheduling, School Policy, Secondary Education, Secondary Schools, Student Organizations, Student Participation, Student School Relationship
Publications, National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, P.O. Box 3250, Reston, VA 22091 ($3.00 plus $2.00 shipping and handling; quantity discounts; orders of less than $15.00 must be prepaid).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA. Div. of Student Activities.