Date of Award
Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)
Educational Administration and Supervision
The extracurricular programs offered in our nation’s schools have long been recognized to be significant contributors to the total education of all involved students. Evidence of public support for the inclusion of activity programs in schools was reported in the 1978 annual Gallup Poll (Gallup, 1978). Gallup (1978) reported the 45% of the parents with school-age children felt that extracurricular activities were very important, while another 40% stated that activities were fairly important. The poll went on to report that when adults were asked which subjects they had studied, or experiences they had, in high school which were found to be the most useful in later life, they placed extracurricular activities fourth among ten subjects and experiences.
Kyles, Douglas F., "A Study of the Reasons Students Do Not Participate in Extracurricular Activities" (1989). Student Work. 2668.