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Developing the whole child? Tensions between sport and study in Australian independent schools
journal contributionposted on 2009-01-01, 00:00 authored by D Wellham, Chris HickeyChris Hickey
This paper reports on a research project that set out to examin the relationship between students' involvement in school co-curricular activities and their academic performance. The warrant for the study emerges out of consistent claims made about the provision of co-curricular, naming sporting, activities and the development of a more rounded and successful student. The primary question being asked here was: 'Are student's academic performances, as measured by their results for tertiary entrance in their final year of school, improved or reduced by their participation in co-curricular activities?' The study used a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods to interrogate this relationship.