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ERIC Number: EJ1001760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
The Value of Cocurriculars
Paterson, Jim
Principal Leadership, v13 n2 p44-49 Oct 2012
Most educators support the popular theory that cocurricular activities benefit participants in a number of ways, such as reducing drug and alcohol abuse and crime; raising grades; and improving students' prospects of attending college, finding jobs, and becoming responsible citizens. A multitude of studies shows that students who participate in cocurricular activities just do better. That idea has become even more significant because of recent, heated school board meetings during which cocurricular activities are considered for trimming or for using to increase school revenue. But some say that much of the research cited to support cocurriculars connects them to beneficial outcomes for students, but it doesn't quite prove a causal relationship, so researchers have tried to make that direct link.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A