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ERIC Number: EJ997101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1940-1639
Social Class and the Extracurriculum
Barratt, Will
Journal of College and Character, v13 n3 Aug 2012
Social class is a powerful and often unrecognized influence on student participation in the extracurriculum. Spontaneous student-created extracurricular experiences depend on students affiliating and interacting with each other; student social class is a powerful influence on student affiliations. Students tend to exercise consciousness of kind- and self-select to interact with culturally, ethnically, gender-, and class-similar members of the campus community. However, planners of extracurricular experiences typically neglect student social class in planning, promoting, or conducting an experience as well as neglecting social class as a topic for planned experiences. This article explores social class as both a personal characteristic and as a feature of the campus environment. Social class affects how members of the campus community perceive and participate in campus curricular and extracurricular activities and how extracurricular experiences are designed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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