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ERIC Number: EJ1227626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-0746
An Examination of Student Club Activities from the Perspective of School Principals and Teachers
Çinar, Ikram
World Journal of Education, v9 n4 p123-132 2019
In this study, the effects of student club activities in high schools in Kars province, Turkey on the development of students' social skills, democracy and governance skills, recreation education and community service skills were examined. The qualitative research technique was used in the study and data were collected with the semi-structured interview technique. The data were obtained from 8 school principals and 12 club advisors from different school types determined with the maximum variation sampling method. According to the results, the educators in the sample concluded that the student clubs achieved their objectives in the theme of democracy and governance skills but were not effective in the other themes. The reasons for this ineffectiveness emerged as deficiencies in the physical environment in the schools, lack of time allotted for activities, excessive numbers of students in the clubs and unwillingness of teachers with regard to club activities. It was suggested that if the choice of whether or not to engage in club activities is left to students, the activities in clubs will become more attractive and thus their effectiveness will increase.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey