Students’ perceptions of racial segregation in extracurricular activities at a University in KwaZulu-Natal.
In general perspective, taking into account my experiences as a university student active in extracurricular activities available at the time. I reach an agreement with Jacquelynne, et al(2016)ascertaining that extracurricular activities help improve likelihood of committing a criminal offense, and greater leads to higher education success and achievement in school work. The issue of racial segregation remains the key challenge in the interaction of the good course of students in the institutions of higher learning in particular. As a results of different racial groups; attitudes, beliefs, values, norms and behaviours are automatic different in a common environment. It’s so unlikely to find different ethnic groups interacting outside the formal curriculum. In my experience, the great interaction emerges more often during formal lesson, in lecturer rooms in the course of group works and presentations. Although that is not always the case, sometimes groups are solely formed based on ethnic groups. However, this study aims to understand the relationship between the contemporary issues of racial segregation with the involvement of subordinate racial groups in extracurricular activities. In a nutshell this study develop an understanding why student of colour do not participate in extracurricular activities available at a higher institution in KwaZulu-Natal. Are these activities not well publicised or are they not aware of these activities other than formal curriculum?
Other studies have shown being involved in extracurricular activities reduces the likelihood of dropping out of school, likelihood of committing a criminal offense, and leads to higher educational retainment and success and achievements in school work (Jacquelynne, et al. 2016), not to mention that the greatest advantage of participating in at least one of these activities is the decrease in anti-social behaviours and students growing up to be more successful in communication and relationship (Mahoney, 2016). However, this is not always the case in instances where there is a diversified population especially different racial groups because of their historical backgrounds. As a community member I have identified a very low number of the minority racial groups participating in extracurricular activities in the higher institution level compared to basic education. The main problem arises and gives a confusion to me is to determine whether this is in line with racial segregation produced by apartheid are. Therefore, in this study I seek to understand the influences of racial related perceptions from students and the lack of participation in extracurricular activities of the minority groups in higher institutions. Moreover, this study will employ qualitative research approach incorporating the interpretive paradigm to understand how people make sense of the world in which they work and live in.
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