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Sports, Study, or Sleep

Understanding the Student-Athlete's College Experiences

Authors: Blum, Dinur

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  • Includes interviews with past and present student-athletes 
  • Discusses the role of the academic student advisor in student success in higher education 
  • Offers recommendations for addressing specific challenges to academic achievement
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This book challenges existing literature on student-athletes and examines the obstacles student-athletes face with respect to academic achievement in college. Blum includes excerpts from in-depth, semi-structured interviews with US student-athletes, coaches, academic advisors, and learning specialists to provide insights on how student-athletes define success academically, athletically, and professionally. He also identifies the challenges student-athletes face inside and outside of the classroom and how they can be helped in achieving academic success.

About the authors

Dinur Blum is Lecturer in Sociology at California State University, Los Angeles, USA. Beyond his work on student-athletes in college, he studies the social causes of mass shootings in the US with his colleague Christian G. Jaworski. He also co-hosts the Learning Made Easier podcast with Adam G. Sanford.

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”Blum offers a unique glimpse into the everyday life of student-athletes in higher education. As colleges and universities demand more from student-athletes in and out of the classroom, it is important to understand the challenges faced by these students and how they understand and achieve success in their sport and the classroom. This book is essential reading for anyone involved with the NCAA and faculty, staff, and administrators at colleges and universities.”—Anthony J. Roberts, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Colorado State University, USA

 “A thoughtful and needed examination of the multiple issues student-athletes face, Blum’s new work is essential reading for professors, coaches, parents and advisors of college student-athletes. Blum dispels several harmful myths and misconceptions, and suggests new ways of helping student-athletes succeed—both in their classes and for their teams.”
Adam G. Sanford, Lecturer, California State University, Dominguez Hills, USA

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 74,89 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-61326-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sports, Study, or Sleep
Book Subtitle
Understanding the Student-Athlete's College Experiences
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-61326-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-61326-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-61325-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 156
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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