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ERIC Number: EJ857711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Learning to Play and Playing to Learn: Organized Sports and Educational Outcome
Rosewater, Ann
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v75 n1 p50-56 Sep 2009
High-quality organized sports are a gateway to academic achievement, better grades, improved chances of attending college, and success in the labor market--and these benefits are especially important for low-income youth. The author's report analyzes several distinct strands of research on the effects on youth of participation in organized sports. The author's report examines data on the impact of organized sports on the academic and intellectual achievement of students. The findings of her research are discussed. Her recommendations cross three major categories critical to moving the sports-based youth development field toward a goal of improving educational outcomes for children and youth. The first two, program quality and equitable access to high-quality programs, are top priorities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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