CASE STUDY:athletic achievement

Jun 18th, 2015
Studypool Tutor
Alabama State University
Price: $25 USD

Tutor description

There is a myth that athletic achievement is a legitimate and reasonable path to economic success and upward social mobility. A particular facet of this view is that sport is one of the few methods of achieving and paying for higher education which is available to lower income children, especially minorities. If a child from a lower socioeconomic class can become proficient at a sport by the time he or she is in high school, he or she can use that ability to obtain a scholarship to a university.

Word Count: 13448
Showing Page: 1/50
INTRODUCTIONThere is a myth that athletic achievement is a legitimate and reasonable path toeconomic success and upward social mobility. A particular facet of this view is that sportis one of the few methods of achieving and paying for higher education which isavailable to lower income children, especially minorities. If a child from a lowersocioeconomic class can become proficient at a sport by the time he or she is in highschool, he or she can use that ability to obtain a scholarship to a university. The childsproficiency in sport not only brings him to the attention of schools that might otherwisehave allowed him to fall through the cracks in the educational system, but it also provideshim with a method of paying for higher education which he might not have received hadhe or she not been proficient at athletics. This child is then able to obtain a highereducation which he can use to begin a career that will allow him to be socially mobile. Atleast that is the common belief.This is a case study of male high of school sport participants in the city ofSpringfield, Massachusetts (predominantly low to middle income, large minoritypopulation). I examine the belief that sport can be used as a vehicle for academicadvancement. This study focuses on how seven male high school athletes in Springfieldperceive the academics-athletics dynamic and whether or not they view athletics as theirticket to higher education. In addition, it investigates how realistic their a

Review from student

Studypool Student
" excellent work as always thanks for the help "
Ask your homework questions. Receive quality answers!

Type your question here (or upload an image)

1826 tutors are online

Brown University





1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology




2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University




982 Tutors

Columbia University





1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University





2113 Tutors

Emory University





2279 Tutors

Harvard University





599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology



2319 Tutors

New York University





1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University





1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University





2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University





932 Tutors

Princeton University





1211 Tutors

Stanford University





983 Tutors

University of California





1282 Tutors

Oxford University





123 Tutors

Yale University





2325 Tutors