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Extracurricular Activities

  • A Student Programmer's Guide to Developing Multicultural Activities at Community Colleges
    Ten steps to success in multicultural campus-activities programming are outlined: seek new perspectives; learn issues and terminology; learn how the three stages of diversity apply to programming; build alliances with other student groups; co-sponsor events; build bridges with faculty; include educational components in programs; be creative; reach out to the community; and seek help from professionals. (MSE).
  • Earphone English
    Describes Earphone English, a student club sponsored through a partnership between Berkeley High School and the Berkeley Public Library that offers students whose primary language is not English to practice their spoken and aural English skills. Discusses the audiobooks used in the program and the importance of multicultural content and age appropriateness.
  • Extracurricular Participation and Academic Achievement in Minority Students in Urban Schools
    Restructured extracurricular activities are a component in many of the proposed solutions for the educational problems of minority students in urban schools. This study investigates the relationships between participation in traditional extracurricular activities and the academic achievement levels of minority male and female students in poor urban schools.
  • Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education. Second Edition
    This book describes significant issues and trends in the evolution of student affairs and reviews current methods and models of practice.
  • Why Not Start a Steel Band?
    Suggests expanding the eclectic nature of a band program by creating a steel band, a Caribbean-based percussion ensemble. The steel band complements multicultural education and attracts students to the music program.