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ERIC Number: EJ1142298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0003-1003
Perks for Players: High School Teachers' Perceptions of Athletic Privilege
Fuller, Rhema D.; Lawrence, S. Malia; Harrison, C. Keith; Eyanson, Jeff; Osika, Lauren
American Secondary Education, v45 n2 p39-55 Spr 2017
The purpose of the study reported in this article was to investigate high school teachers' perceptions of special privilege given to student-athletes. Additionally, researchers sought to explore teachers' perceptions as to why these privileges exist and who controls them. Qualitative data were collected from the teaching staff (N = 40) at one high school in southern California. Findings revealed that athletic privileges exist and that most teachers had a favorable attitude toward those privileges. In addition, coaches and administrators were identified as direct advocates for athletic privileges. Theoretical and practical implications of athletic privilege are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A