Student Activities in Today's Schools: Essential Learning for All Youth

Student Activities in Today's Schools: Essential Learning for All Youth

by Edward James Klesse


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578860876
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 04/09/2004
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 8.24(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Edward James Klesse has worked as a junior high school guidance counselor, college career counselor, director of pupil personnel services/high school counselor, and assistant superintendent of schools. Most of his professional career has been spent working in the Windsor Central School District, Windsor, New York. In addition, Klesse has been an adjunct lecturer at the State University of New York at Oneonta, teaching graduate courses in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling. For 13 years he was the administrative co-director of the Maine National Leadership Camp, an intensive five day summer leadership training program for high school student, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Klesse has also served on numerous scholarship and award committees for NASSP and he has regularly been a staff member for the National Association of Student Council's annual conference.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 List of Tables Chapter 2 Foreword Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Introduction Chapter 5 1. What Are Student Activities? Chapter 6 2. Why Do Schools Have School Activity Programs? Chapter 7 3. What Are the Short-Term and Long Term Benefits of School Activities for Schools? Chapter 8 4. What Are the Short-Term and Long Term Benefits of Student Activities for Schools? Chapter 9 5. What Are the Short-Term and Long Term Benefits of Student Activities for Communities? Chapter 10 6. What Is the Difference between Extracurricular and Cocurricular Activities? Chapter 11 7. How Can Student Activities Fulfill Today's Standards for Learning? Chapter 12 8. How Do Sports and Athletics Fit? Chapter 13 9. How Are Student Activities Evaluated? Chapter 14 10. How Are Students Involved, Especially Those Who Are Not Motivated? Chapter 15 11. How does the School Finance a Student Activity Program Fairly and Equitably? Chapter 16 12. What Would a School Without Student Activities Be Like? Chapter 17 13. How Should Student Activities Be Organized for Maximum Benefit to Students and School? Chapter 18 14. What is the Ideal versus the Typical Profile of the Teacher-Advisor to Student Activities? Chapter 19 15. What Will Student Activity Programs Look Like in Five, Ten, or Fifteen Years? Chapter 20 16. Legal issues and Considerations for Cocurricular Activities Chapter 21 Appendix A: Evaluation Procedures for Student Activities Chapter 22 Appendix B: Rules Governing Participation in Cocurricular Activities for Students—Windsor Central School District (New York) Chapter 23 Appendix C: Athletic and Competitive Activity Policies and Procedures for District 211 (Illinois) Chapter 24 Appendix D: Extracurricular and Cocurricular Activities—Centerburg School (Illinois) Chapter 25 References Chapter 26 Index Chapter 27 About the Author

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