ERIC Number: EJ858601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 30
Class and Cleats: Community College Student Athletes and Academic Success
Horton, David, Jr.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n147 p15-27 Fall 2009
This article examines the impact of athletic participation on community college students through reflective commentaries provided by current and former community college student athletes. The author begins this exploration with a brief review of the literature on this topic, discusses the sample and methods used in the analysis of data, and then presents major patterns and themes found in the shared experiences of current and former community college athletes. Lastly, the author reflects on and make suggestions for practitioners and administrators at the community college to consider.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Athletes, College Students, College Athletics, Academic Achievement, Student Experience, Access to Education, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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