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ERIC Number: EJ943988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
Intercollegiate Athletic Programs Deepening Their Educational Impact
Bonfiglio, Robert A.
About Campus, v16 n3 p29-32 Jul-Aug 2011
Are athletics a positive or negative educational force? The viewpoint widely shared across academe is that participation in intercollegiate athletics has a positive impact on students and contributes to learning and moral development. Often, this notion is captured in the phrase "character development," a shorthand way to describe the individual development that stems from participation in athletics. To test this assumption, the author has examined the literature of sport and student development for the relationship between participation in intercollegiate athletics and student development, especially as it pertains to the developing moral reasoning. The author suggests that a more explicit and systematic approach to moral development is necessary for the learning benefits of student participation in sports to match its claims.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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