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AN IMPACT OF CO-SCHOLASTIC DOMAIN ON SCHOLASTIC DOMAINS AMONG SENIOR SECONDARY STUDENTS

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Author(s): PRASHANT THOTE | L.MATHEW | D.P.S. RATHOURE

Journal: Review of Research
ISSN 2249-894X

Volume: II;
Issue: VII;
Start page: 281;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: academic skills | life skills | students | academic achievement.

ABSTRACT
Central Board Of Secondary Education (CBSE) had been emphasizing education of students at secondary level, that is, grades IX and X, by developing their ten core Life Skills called self-awareness; empathy; critical thinking; creative thinking; decision making; problem solving; ef ective communication; interpersonalrelationship; coping with stress and coping with emotion along with linking it to its scheme of comprehensive and continuous evaluation (CCE) in the formative evaluation format. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of instruction of academic and life skills on the Senior Secondary students. The research procedure was semi-experimental with pre-test and post-test design with a control group. The statistical sample included 50 students of standard XI were randomly selected and assigned in experimental and control groups. The instruments were Life skills inventory, average grade first term, and demographic questions. The experimental group attended in 16 weekly sessions (35 hours) of academic and life skills training. The results showed that the students who had received academic and life skills training gained significantly higher scores in life skills and academic achievement than those with no training. Also, not significant different between male and female students in the score of life skills and academic achievement observed. It seems that assessing and meeting student's life skills and academic achievement needs, especially in the first year of their study is very essential.
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