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ERIC Number: EJ1098706
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Join a Club! Or a Team--Both Can Make Good Citizens
Levine, Peter
Phi Delta Kappan, v97 n8 p24-27 May 2016
Sports participation in high school has positive effects on students' later civic engagement. But that is true of nearly all forms of extracurricular participation in high school--whether a group is explicitly civic (student government or a service club) or far removed from civic life (an academic club or a music group). Indeed, the civic advantages of sports are not as clear as the civic benefits of some other groups. If almost all forms of extracurricular participation enhance civic engagement, then we should shift our focus away from the special advantages of sports and commit to strengthening the whole array of voluntary groups in our schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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