I received some letters from Cambodian children recently.
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Does Participation in High School Varsity Sports Promote Academic Achievement?
We have designed a research project to test whether student participation in high school sports correlates with better academic achievement. A review of the literature supports this thesis. Our study will examine data obtained from members of tennis teams and baseball teams from two high schools in the New York Metropolitan area—one public and one private. The private school, Horace Mann in Riverdale, New York, is academically elite—requiring students to pass an exam for admission; the public school, Leonia High School in Bergen County, New Jersey, is academically diverse. We chose baseball and tennis because both are played in the spring, but the latter tends to attract a more academically accomplished student than the former. We will use a questionnaire supplemented by individual interviews to ask students if the demands of team sports promote better time-management, better fitness, and better mental acuity. These subjective findings will then be correlated with grades.The analysis of the data will provide important information for students, parents, coaches and guidance counselors in making decisions about the best use of student time and resources.
Keywords: Fitness, Academic Achievement
Stream: Sport and HealthPresentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: Does Participation in High School Varsity Sports Promote Academic Achievement?
Jae Hyun Lee
Director, Educational Designing Consulting, Prime Education Consulting
Leonia, New Jersey, USA
Jae Hyun Lee is the founder and director of Prime Education Consulting, a private institute whose mission is the enhancement of educational achievement of Korean-American students. He received his B.A from Korea University, with a major in sociology and a minor in mass communication. After teaching history and language for twelve years in South Korea, he came to the United States in 1998, where he founded Prime Education Consulting. In 2008 he became the English Language Institute Korean coordinator at Valley Forge Christian College; in 2009 he became the admission director of the Professional Research Academy for Young Scientists. As director of Prime Education Consulting, Mr. Lee mentors exceptionally bright high school students who conduct research and write papers on a variety of domestic and international public policy issues. Recent published papers, co-authored with his students and staff, include, “Reforming Cambodia’s Educational System...By Introducing Art and Music Education to the Curriculum” and “Redistribution of Official Development Assistance to Improve Efficiency in Cambodia.”
Student Researcher, High School, Horace Mann School
Tenafly, New Jersey, USA
Wonsye Chong is a junior at Horace Mann School in Riverdale and a member of the varsity tennis team.
Prof. Lewis Seagull
Adjunct Professor of English, Department of English, Kean University
Union, New Jersey, USA
Professor Seagull teaches business, professional and technical writing at Kean University and The New Jersey City University. He is the co-author of the recently published papers,“Reforming Cambodia’s Educational System...By Introducing Art and Music Education to the Curriculum” and “Redistribution of Official Development Assistance to Improve Efficiency in Cambodia.”
55 Farm Drive
Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864-3565
March 2, 2013
Jae Hyun Lee
207 Park Avenue
Leonia, New Jersey 07605
Dear Mr. Lee, Professor Seagull, Mr. Chong:
The Role of Participation in High School Varsity Sports in Academic Achievement
AUTHOR/S: Wonsye Chong, Jae Hyun Lee, Lewis Seagull
RESEARCH ID: H3V472
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Professor Joseph Bonnici, PhD, JD
Redistribution of ODA to Improve Efficiency in Cambodia
Jae Hyun Lee, Prime Education Consulting, U.S.A.
Lewis Seagull, Kean University, U.S.A.
Hong Gu Lee, University of Chicago, U.S.A.
Lewin Kim, Horace Mann School, U.S.A.
Yoon Kee Lee, Hotchkiss School, U.S.A.
Yoon Kee Lee, Hotchkiss School, U.S.A.
Cambodia is the result of colonization, imperialism, conflicts in idealism, and nationalism. With instability being the foundation, a lack of efficient infrastructure in the government and economic sectors has risen. This is mainly due to a lack of proper education, corruption within the government, and the state of depravity the country was forced to build upon. Despite this, Cambodia has the potential to enter a rapid development stage that would propel and enable its economy to begin to enter the forefront of the global economy.
To begin, Cambodia currently is not performing up to the same standards as its neighboring countries operating at a much lower GDP despite possessing similar demographics and resources. The subtle indication is that even a slight tweak in Cambodia’s mode of operation could improve its efficiency and push its development forward. Another comparison can be to the Far East countries – namely, Japan and Korea. Though the two countries are small and appear to possess a limited amount of resources, the two countries were able to restructure their private and government sectors in a way that pushed them into the elite class of international economics. Using the two countries as a model, there are similarities that co-exist between them and Cambodia. The biggest is potential.
Despite its low unemployment rate, high ODA, along with a relatively high real growth rate, it is unable to translate that into a respectable GDP per capital per person despite its overall GDP being at a solid level. This indicates that the economy is incredibly top heavy meaning that most of its capital remains within the top percentile that deal with its management and use skewing the GDP data in regards to its per capital per person. Therefore, a slight change in infrastructure, mainly regards to ODA, can help improve efficiency.
Panel 16: Arts, Comparison, and Textbooks
Chair: Frank Chance, Penn
a. Frank Chance (Penn) - Adventures in Korean Comparison, Bronze Mirrors to Video Art
b. Manuvelraj Ponnuduari (Jawaharlal Nehru University) - Was the History of Madurai in Tamil Speaking South India really Ambiguous?: An Art Historical Enquiry
c. Kin Cheung and Adam Valerio (Temple) - From “Chinese Religion” to “Chinese Religions:”
The Shift from a Cohesive to a Conglomerate Approach as Reflected in Textbooks
d. Ji Young Jang (Independent Scholar) - Saving Cambodia's Future Through Art and Music Education
Reforming Cambodian Educational System
Cambodia’s future presents a bleak scenario. It is currently among the poorest nations on the globe. Ravaged by war, genocide and corruption, its civic infrastructure is in shambles. Compounding the problem, 50% of Cambodian society is under the age of twenty. Youth, which should be an asset, is not because adequate societal role models are few, the system of education is flawed, and thousands of children are not attending school. Both governmental and non-governmental organizations are finding the problem intractable.
Children do not attend school because they either have no family or their families exploit them for economic reasons. In cities, the children become street hustlers, engaging in prostitution and other vices. In rural areas, the children must work in menial subsistence farming.
The educational system is geared more toward developing tradesmen than it is to creating an intellectual, professional or entrepreneurial class. Young people do not appreciate the value of such an education when compared to the short-term benefit of what can be earned on the street or the farm.
Our paper suggests a counter-intuitive solution: Place greater emphasis on teaching art and music. Studies have shown that such studies correlate with higher achievement in math and science and have a positive effect on truancy. A developing society needs engineers and other professionals who have a solid background in math and science.
Creating a new class of better educated citizens will be the first step toward Cambodia becoming a useful member of the world community.