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ERIC Number: EJ908505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1445-8918
Developing the Whole Child? Tensions between Sport and Study in Australian Independent Schools
Wellham, Dirk; Hickey, Christopher
ACHPER Australia Healthy Lifestyles Journal, v56 n3-4 p17-22 2009
This paper reports on a research project that set out to examine the relationship between students' involvement in school co-curricular activities and their academic performance. The warrant for the study emerges out of consistent claims made about the provision of co-curricular, namely sporting, activities and the development of a more rounded and successful student. The primary question being asked here was: "Are student's academic performances, as measured by their results for tertiary entrance in their final year of school, improved or reduced by their participation in co-curricular activities?" The study used a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods to interrogate this relationship. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 12; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia