benefits of high school sport/athletics and intramural sport has been widely debated and research over the years. As many school districts face pressure to increase standardized testing scores it often raises the argument that participation in school sport, athletics and intramural activity takes away from the pursuit of academic excellence. Additionally, districts are often facing fiscal restraints that force districts to look for easy cuts to help the yearly budget, often time’s sports and extracurricular
Canada, 2006). One must question why the youth of inner city communities are not participating in the recreational activities offered. This literature review will focus on single parent’s families living in inner city communities, with emphasis on how leisurely and recreational activities are beneficial for the community and the barriers that might inhibit participation. Recreation Benefits Recreational and leisurely activities are greatly beneficial to communities as it helps foster and build personal
Issue 1: Graduation Rate and Project Based Learning High schools are under pressure to increase the graduation rate of their students (Haranda, Kirio, & Yamamoto, 2008). When interviewed, many drop outs said that their schools were disconnected from the real world. So, high schools are responding with integration of project based learning (PBL). PBL is a learning approach that engages the student in higher learning through problem solving and comprehension related to the real world.
Success for students entering high school is crucial to keeping them in school (Gray & Hacking, 2009). While there has been much research into the dips in achievement and self-perception, the combined expertise of researchers and educators acknowledges that the greatest difference in organisational culture in school years exists between primary and high school (Eccles & Midgley, 1989). This change occurs for teenagers when they are experiencing the biggest curve on their developmental trajectory