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How does teacher involvement in extracurricular activities affect overall school culture in high schools? This case study sought to examine high school teachers’ perceptions about their participation (or lack thereof) in extracurricular activities as well as their perceptions about whether participation in extracurricular activities has an impact on school culture. Using a mixed-methods approach, data revealed that teachers see their own extracurricular involvement as a positive way to build relationships with their students and that participating in extracurricular activities could be a beneficial way to build a positive school culture. However, teachers often struggle to participate due to time constraints and family obligations. Implications from the study reveal that involvement in extracurricular activities leads to stronger culturally responsive practices in school. At a time when culturally responsive practices are needed urgently, administrators should consider strategic ways to prioritize extracurricular involvement.
Community Building, Teachers/ Teaching, Extracurricular Activities
Hensch, Mikayla, "Teacher Participation in Extracurricular Activities: The Effect on School Culture" (2020). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4495.
School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations