Open Access Graduate Research Paper
"Participation in extracurricular activities at the expense of academic learning time has become an issue in education. Decisions limiting or curtailing these activities are made on the assumption that they interfere with the primary purpose of education. If sound decisions are to be made regarding balance between formal instruction and extracurricular activities, we must determine whether they enhance or hinder learning. In other words, are they an integral part of a meaningful educational curriculum for adolescents, or a superficial distraction from it?" (Haensly, Lupkowski & Edlind, 1986) In 1984, Hall, Rutherford, Hord and Huling reported that the co/extracurriculum, which represents a rich array of opportunities and experiences, may be one of the reasons many students stay in school, much less find personal meaning for this time in their lives.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration
Robert H. Decker
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©1991 Timothy J. Means
Means, Timothy J., "The effects of extracurricular activities on student achievement and success" (1991). Graduate Research Papers. 2863.