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ERIC Number: ED385065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Extent of Participation in Extracurricular Activities at the Secondary Level of Students with Different Exceptionalities in an Urban School District.
Nwa, Willia L.
Participation in extracurricular activities by 124 secondary students who had exceptionalities was studied at 8 public high schools in an urban area of northeastern Ohio. Questionnaires were completed by students who participated in extracurricular activities and those who did not. Study variables were: student's gender and grade level; type of class (mainstreamed or self-contained); and type of exceptionality (developmentally handicapped, learning disabled, visually handicapped, hearing handicapped, orthopedically handicapped, and multihandicapped). Findings include: 60 percent of the students participated in some kind of in-school or out-of-school activity; for the students who participated in school activities, 94 percent were involved in at least one in-school activity and 48 percent were involved in at least one out-of-school activity; for the students who did not participate in activities at school, 37 percent were involved in at least one out-of-school activity; 72 percent of students participated for fun and personal enjoyment, and 58 percent participated for personal achievement; reasons for nonparticipation included transportation problems (26 percent) and physical limitations (23 percent); in-school activities included athletics, band/choir, drama, student council, and clubs; out-of-school activities included choir, youth groups, scouts, and volunteer programs. (Contains six references.) (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the International Conference of the International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education (8th, Portland, OR, July 8-11, 1994).