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Student Activities in Today's Schools : Essential Learning for All Youth - Edward James Klesse

Student Activities in Today's Schools

Essential Learning for All Youth

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Published: 28th April 2004
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What are student activities? Why do schools have student activity groups? What are the benefits for students, schools, and communities? These are some of the questions that Student Activities in Today's Schools addresses. Klesse has reviewed relevant educational research to provide an overview of the essential learning for all youth that is available from participation. What are those benefits and who benefits? Why don't all young people participate? Are there ways to make student activity programs in schools more inclusive? What will these programs look like in 5, 10, and 15 years? Schools must educate and develop our youth to meet the challenge of participation and survival in a global economy. The skills learned through student activities provide the foundation for adult participation as citizens of our democracy. So, how do we best prepare our young people for the future? Read this book to find out.

List of tables
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
What are student activities?p. 1
Why do schools have school activity programs?p. 17
What are the short-term and long-term benefits of school activities for students?p. 35
What are the short-term and long-term benefits of student activities for schools?p. 45
What are the short-term and long-term benefits of student activities for communities?p. 59
What is the difference between extracurricular and cocurricular activities?p. 77
How can student activities fulfill today's standards for learning?p. 85
How do sports and athletics fit?p. 103
How are student activities evaluated?p. 117
How are students involved, especially those who are not motivated?p. 125
How does the school finance a student activity program fairly and equitably?p. 139
What would a school without student activities be like?p. 149
How should student activities be organized for maximum benefit to students and school?p. 159
What is the ideal versus typical profile of the teacher-advisor to student activities?p. 171
What will student activity programs look like in five, ten, or fifteen years?p. 179
Legal issues and considerations for cocurricular activitiesp. 195
Evaluation procedures for student activitiesp. 207
Rules governing participation in cocurricular activities for student - Windsor Center School district (New York)p. 209
Athletic and competitive activity policies and procedures for district 211 (Illinois)p. 213
Extracurricular and cocurricular activities - Centerburg School (Illinois)p. 217
Referencesp. 219
Indexp. 237
About the authorp. 245
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ISBN: 9781578860876
ISBN-10: 1578860873
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 28th April 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.99 x 21.34  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.62