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  • Study explores the down side of being dubbed ‘class clown’

    University of Illinois recreation, sport and tourism professor Lynn Barnett found in a new study that being labeled a “class clown” by teachers and classmates may have negative repercussions for boys that become evident by third grade and could affect their long-term social and educational success.

    University of Illinois recreation, sport and tourism professor Lynn Barnett found in a new study that being labeled a “class clown” by teachers and classmates may have negative repercussions for boys that become evident by third grade and could affect their long-term social and educational success.

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  • Editor’s notes:  To reach Lynn A. Barnett, call 217-244-5645; email lynnbm@illinois.edu

    The paper “The education of playful boys: Class clowns in the classroom” is available online or from the News Bureau.