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ERIC Number: EJ1112517
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2375-804X
Put Me In, Coach! Making the Academic Learning Community an Option for Student-Athletes
Mamerow, Geoffrey P.; Navarro, Kristina M.
Learning Communities: Research & Practice, v2 n1 Article 6 2014
There is a growing recognition among researchers and practitioners alike that student-athletes are an "at risk" group of students in higher education today. More specifically, research has identified several specific negative conditions that impact student-athletes and threaten their success in college. Learning communities, on the other hand, have a longstanding and successful approach to supporting new college students, and many of the traditional benefits of learning community participation line up closely with the needs of student athletes. From our perspective, this close alignment presents an opportunity to leverage the powerful potential of learning communities to support a group of students who have not traditionally participated in these programs. In this piece, we put forth a research-based rationale, as well as a call for action, to consider the needs of student athletes in learning community design and recruit them into these unique programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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