A study of the characteristics, organization and administration of the co-curricular programs in the regional high schools of Newfoundland and Labrador

Crocker, George Samuel (1973) A study of the characteristics, organization and administration of the co-curricular programs in the regional high schools of Newfoundland and Labrador. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

THE PURPOSE AND PROCEDURE OF THE STUDY -- The purpose of this study was to survey the Regional High Schools of Newfoundland and Labrador to ascertain what the current practices were relative to the characteristics, organization, and administration of the co-curricular activity programs. To this end the 37 principals of the regional high schools were surveyed by questionnaire and a 78 percent return was realized. -- MAJOR FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS -- 1. The size of the regional high schools had no significant influence with respect to the characteristics, organization, and administration of the co-curricular programs. -- 2. An overall average of 66.5 percent of the staff members participated in co-curricular activities. -- 3. The most adequate activity in terms of student needs and interests was sports for boys and girls. The activities which the principals felt needed to be improved were subject related clubs and school publications. -- 4. The scheduling of activity periods during the school day is provided in few schools. The periods which were scheduled represented 1.79 percent of the total instructional periods. -- 5. The principal appointed the sponsors who had the greatest interest in and ability to perform the required duties for the particular co-curricular activity. -- 6. The principal was the person usually responsible for direction and supervision of activities. -- 7. Fund raising activities by students was the basic means whereby principals financed their co-curricular programs. -- 8. Teachers did not receive any extra pay for the extra work done in sponsoring co-curricular activities. -- 9. The participation rate by students, in at least one activity, was less than 70 percent in 58 percent of the schools. -- 10. The most serious problem principals had was scheduling activities at a time which was compatible with bus schedules. -- MAJOR SUGGESTIONS -- 1. Each principal should evaluate each of the co-curricular activities in his school's program, and determine which of the activities are meeting the goals of the program. -- 2. The student council should play more of an integral part in the organization and administration of the programs. -- 3. Principals should make greater efforts to get students involved in at least one co-curricular activity. -- 4. School boards should give adequate support from their budget to the co-curricular activities in the schools. -- 5. Teachers workloads and the human resources of the community should be considered when sponsors for the various activities are being assigned. -- 6. Co-curricular activities which have greatest educational value should be scheduled during regular class hours.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7402
Item ID: 7402
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 148-151.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1973
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Student activities--Newfoundland and Labrador; Education, Secondary--Newfoundland and Labrador; High schools--Newfoundland and Labrador

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