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Football to Improve Math and Reading Performance

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  • Van Klaveren, C.
  • De Witte, K.

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Schools frequently increase instructional time to improve students' numeric and reading performance, but there is little evidence on the effectiveness of such an increase. This study evaluates 'Playing for Success', an extended day program for underachieving pupils that uses the football environment as a motivating force. Primary school pupils with low motivation and self-esteem are offered practical and sports related teaching content for 30 additional hours. The program is evaluated using a randomized controlled field experiment. The results indicate that Playing for Success does not signicantly improve math and reading performance of primary school students.

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Paper provided by Top Institute for Evidence Based Education Research in its series Working Papers with number 43.

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Date of creation: 00 2012
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Handle: RePEc:tir:wpaper:43

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Keywords: Achievement; Child Development; Evaluation; Motivation; Extended School Day.;

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  1. Van Klaveren, C. & De Wolf, I., 2013. "Systematic Reviews In Education Research: When Do Effect Studies Provide Evidence?," Working Papers, Top Institute for Evidence Based Education Research 46, Top Institute for Evidence Based Education Research.

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