Do extra-curricular activities in schools improve educational outcomes? A critical review and meta-analysis of the literature

  title={Do extra-curricular activities in schools improve educational outcomes? A critical review and meta-analysis of the literature},
  author={Boaz Shulruf},
  journal={International Review of Education},
  • B. Shulruf
  • Published 1 December 2010
  • Psychology
  • International Review of Education
Secondary schools tend to sponsor a large number of extra-curricular activities (ECA) yet little is known about their contribution to students’ educational outcomes. This meta-analysis aims to determine what it is about ECA participation that supports positive educational outcomes. Furthermore, this study challenges the theoretical assumptions about the benefits of participation in ECA. 29 studies (all except for one based on data collected in the United States) met the search criteria for… 

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