Importance of School Sports in American Education and Socialization

Importance of School Sports in American Education and Socialization

by Ronald M. Jeziorski, Theodore M. Hesburgh
     
 

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This book articulates the important benefits of school sports and other co-curricular activities which empower youth and dissuade them from gang involvements and deviant behavior. It also describes how these voluntary programs motivate students to stay in school, earn better grades, reinforce the ideals of our Constitution more than any other single type of activity,… See more details below

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This book articulates the important benefits of school sports and other co-curricular activities which empower youth and dissuade them from gang involvements and deviant behavior. It also describes how these voluntary programs motivate students to stay in school, earn better grades, reinforce the ideals of our Constitution more than any other single type of activity, and prepare youth in cooperative skills so greatly called for by employers today. Contents: Foreword; Preface; The Best and Worst of Times for American Youth; Behavior Standards, Self-Restraint and Implications for Democracy; Sports and Competition: Their Value to Western Civilization, Education, and Democracy; Dance of Life, Change, Adaptation and Empowerment; Hope and Empowerment; Community, Values, & Vision as Promoted by Co-curricular Participation; Which Price Will We Pay?; References; Index.

Author Biography: Ronald M. Jeziorski, Ed.D. is an Educational Consultant in San Jose, California. Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. is President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame.

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Editorial Reviews

Interscholastic Athletic Administration
This book is a scholarly and extremely well-written monograph that can supply the athletic administrator and/or activities director with an abundance of research, expert opinion and convincing agruments for the support of athletics and activities in our secondary schools. ...invaluable for athletic administrator and/or activity director wishing to utilize a very positive approach in interpreting the values of our programs for other administrators and boards of education.
— Betty Hennessy, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Betty Hennessy
This book is a scholarly and extremely well-written monograph that can supply the athletic administrator and/or activities director with an abundance of research, expert opinion and convincing agruments for the support of athletics and activities in our secondary schools. ...invaluable for athletic administrator and/or activity director wishing to utilize a very positive approach in interpreting the values of our programs for other administrators and boards of education.
Huw Davies
...an interesting book to read and one that reassured me that our own education system is not unique in terms of its problems!

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ISBN-13:
9780819194893
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
04/26/1994
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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