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  1. Vol. 49 No. 11, p. 569-571
    Received: Dec 7, 1956

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Recognition of Extra-Curricular Activities1

  1. John D Pendleton22



Education depends on at least three basic principles (1) understanding, (2) application, and (3) attitude. Attitude is the ingredient that is most out of focus. Emphasis on striving for excellence, rigor of thinking, thoroughness, and on acceptance of the idea that man cannot attain perfection through environment is needed. Extra-curricular activities provide a way of testing some of the principles and ideas gained in the classroom. Positive institutional policy defining, emphasizing and reflecting such attitudes in all phases of extra-curricular activities would give meaning and direction to these critical activities.

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