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Children, Young People and Sport

Children, Young People and Sport

Studies on Experience and Meaning

  • Author: Richard L. Light
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443895563
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 250
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This book redresses a pressing need for us to understand the motivations of children and young people in playing sport, what it means to them, and how it fits into their everyday lives. It is research-heavy, with each chapter presenting the results of a different study conducted on children’s and young people’s participation in sport across a diverse range of ages, settings and sports from a humanistic perspective. Well-written and accessible, it captures the texture, nuances and meanings of participation in different sports in Australia, France, Japan and New Zealand in order to situate learning and the nature of children’s experiences within their social and cultural contexts. It provides valuable insights into the subjective nature of children and young people’s participation in sport, and should be read by anyone interested in children’s and youth sport, from academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students to coaches, teachers, parents and youth sport administrators.

Young People and Sport

Young People and Sport

From Participation to the Olympics

  • Author: Berit Skirstad,Milena M. Parent,Barrie Houlihan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781138575400
  • Category: Physical education and training
  • Page: 184
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This book highlights the different roles of youth sport, from sport for all and community sport activities to elite sport and international competitions, to suggest significant new directions for youth sport research and practices. The collection addresses a range of prominent management and policy issues associated with the growing interest in research into youth sport. Major youth sport events such as the Youth Olympic Games and the European Youth Olympic Festival are included in this collection as important policy arenas. In addition, the collection addresses a series of under-researched topics including the welfare of young elite athletes, the process of talent identification and development in elite youth disability sport and how young athletes cope with emotional abuse. The contributors to this collection are drawn from a wide range of countries Canada, the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Norway. The book ends with an overview of the state of research into sport-based youth development and highlights trends and gaps in the literature suitable for further research. The chapters were originally published as a special issue in Sport in Society.

Young People's Involvement in Sport

Young People's Involvement in Sport

  • Author: John Kremer,Shaun Ogle,Karen Trew
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134707037
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 296
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Based on survey data derived from face-to-face interviews with 2,400 schoolchildren, 600 four-day diaries and focus groups with both elite performers, coaches and parents, the book offers a comprehensive overview of young people's involvement in sport and physical activity in the 1990s. Deliberately set in the context of the literature on sport involvement and participation motivation, and alongside wider policy concerns, individual contributors each have accessed the data in order to address a particular substantive topic. Given the almost complete absence of hard data currently available in this field, the book should appeal not only to a local audience but to a wider international readership including sport scientists, sports' administrators, coaches, teachers and policy makers, indeed anyone with an interest in the who, what, why and how of young people's involvement in sport.

Working with young people in sport and exercise

Working with young people in sport and exercise

  • Author: The Open University
  • Publisher: The Open University
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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Thisÿ6-hourÿfree course explored the special considerations of coaching or instructing young people in sport and exercise.

Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education and Sport

Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education and Sport

  • Author: Gary Stidder,Sid Hayes
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136478078
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 240
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An essential component of good practice in physical education is ensuring inclusivity for all pupils, regardless of need, ability or background. Now in a fully revised and updated new edition, Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education fully explores the theoretical and practical issues faced by physical education teachers today. The book amalgamates areas of critical debate within the world of physical education and is structured around the key topics of ability, special educational needs, gender, sexuality, social class, race and ethnicity. These issues are discussed in relation to principles of equity, equality of opportunity, pedagogy, differentiation, curriculum planning and cultural awareness. Other chapters explore contemporary themes such as healthism and obesity and values in physical education and policy, whilst a chapter new to this edition demonstrates the importance of reflexivity and critical self-reflection in good inclusive practice. As well as being a perfect introductory text for any course on inclusion or inclusive practice in physical education, the book offers invaluable, practical advice for established professionals, newly qualified teachers and trainees about how to meet equity and inclusion requirements. Examples of good practice are included throughout, as well as guidance on how to implement an inclusive PE curriculum within the school.

Young People's Voices in Physical Education and Youth Sport

Young People's Voices in Physical Education and Youth Sport

  • Author: Mary O'Sullivan,Ann MacPhail
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134010605
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 248
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How do children and young people experience and understand sport and physical activity? What value do they attach to physical education and physical literacy? This important new book attempts to engage more directly than ever before with the experiences of young people by placing the voices of the young people themselves at the centre of the discussion. As the need to listen to young people becomes increasingly enshrined in public policy and political debate, this book illuminates our understanding of an important aspect of the everyday lives of many young people. With contributions from leading researchers and educationalists from around the world, the book draws on a diverse range of methodological and theoretical perspectives to demonstrate how we can better understand the unique perspectives of young people, how teachers and coaches can respond to and engage with the voices of young people, and how young people can be afforded opportunities to shape their education and leisure experiences. The book presents a fascinating range of case studies from around the world, including the experiences of African American girls and masculine sporting identities in Australia, and addresses both theoretical and policy debates. Young People’s Voices in Physical Education and Youth Sport is essential reading for any serious student or professional with an interest in PE, youth sport, sports development, sports coaching, physical activity and health, education or youth work.

Ethics in Youth Sport

Ethics in Youth Sport

Policy and Pedagogical Applications

  • Author: Richard Light
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415679036
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 219
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The influence of professional, adult sport on youth sport is now a global concern. Children are involved in high-stakes competitive sport at national and international levels at an increasingly young age. In addition, the use of sport as a medium for positive youth development by governments and within the community has fuelled ambitious targets for young people's participation in sport at all levels. In this important study of ethical issues in and around youth sport, leading international experts argue for the development of strong ethical codes for the conduct of youth sport and for effective policy and pedagogical applications to ensure that the positive benefits of sport are optimized and the negative aspects diminished. At the heart of the discussion are the prevailing standards and expectations of youth sport in developed societies, typically consisting of the development of motor competence, the development of a safe and healthy lifestyle and competitive style, and the development of a positive self-image and good relationship skills. The book examines the recommendations emerging from the 'Panathlon Declaration' and the debates that have followed, and covers a wide range of key ethical issues, including: emotional and physical abuse aggression and violence doping and cheating values and norms teaching and coaching integrity management. Ethics in Youth Sport is focused on the application of ethical policy and pedagogies and is grounded in practice. It assumes no prior ethical training on the part of the reader and is essential reading for all students, researchers, policy makers and professionals working with children and young people in sport across school, community and professional settings.

Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport

Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport

  • Author: Ken Green,Andy Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134470002
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 612
  • View: 785
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The Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport is a comprehensive survey of the latest research into young people’s involvement in sport. Drawing on a wide diversity of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, policy studies, coaching, physical education and physiology, the book examines the importance of sport during a key transitional period of our lives, from the later teenage years into the early twenties, and therefore helps us develop a better understanding of the social construction of young people’s lives. The book covers youth sport in all its forms, from competitive game-contests and conventional sport to recreational activities, exercise and lifestyle sport, and at all levels, from elite competition to leisure time activities and school physical education. It explores youth sport across the world, in developing and developed countries, and touches on some of the most significant themes and issues in contemporary sport studies, including physical activity and health, lifelong participation, talent identification and development, and safeguarding and abuse. No other book brings together in one place such a breadth and depth of material on youth sport or the engagement of young people in physical activity. The Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport is therefore important reading for all advanced students, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers with an interest in youth sport, youth culture, sport studies or physical education.

Ethics, Disability and Sports

Ethics, Disability and Sports

  • Author: Ejgil Jespersen,Mike J. McNamee
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317967550
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 190
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This volume addresses a range of philosophical and ethical issues in adapted physical activity and disability sports participation more broadly. It is comprised of a range of essays by international scholars whose backgrounds embrace different traditions of philosophy, pedagogy and adapted physical activity. The principal aim of the symposium was to open up and critically explore a range of conceptual and ethical issues and perspectives that have arisen with respect to the engagement of persons with dis/abilities in a range of physical activity contexts including, but not exclusively located in, mainstream sporting activities. This book was published as a special issue in Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.

Exercise and Sport in Diabetes

Exercise and Sport in Diabetes

  • Author: Dinesh Nagi
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470022078
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 236
  • View: 2145
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The new edition of this acclaimed title provides a practical guide to the risks and benefits of undertaking sport and general exercise for patients with diabetes. Fully updated to reflect the progress and understanding in the field, the book features new chapters and material on insulin pump therapy and exercise, physical activity and prevention of type 2 diabetes, dietary advice for exercise and sport in type 1diabetes, and fluid and electrolyte replacement.

Young People and Physical Activity

Young People and Physical Activity

  • Author: Neil Armstrong
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780192626608
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 369
  • View: 6499
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Sports medicine is one of the fastest growing specialties of medicine, and the participation of children in sport is receiving much research interest. Children stand to benefit from exercise and sport in a number of ways, but are also at risk of injury or tissue damage if heavy exercise is not carfully monitored. This text introduces the concepts of growth and maturation of tissues and organs, and describes general growth patterns, as well as providing an ideal introduction to the benefits and drawbacks of competitive and non-competitive exercise in children and adolescents, for students, researchers, coaches, and trainers.

Bewegung, Spiel und Sport in Kindheit und Jugend

Bewegung, Spiel und Sport in Kindheit und Jugend

eine europäische Perspektive

  • Author: Hans Peter Brandl-Bredenbeck
  • Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3898993124
  • Category: Movement education
  • Page: 299
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Aboriginal Peoples and Sport in Canada

Aboriginal Peoples and Sport in Canada

Historical Foundations and Contemporary Issues

  • Author: Janice Forsyth,Audrey R. Giles
  • Publisher: UBC Press
  • ISBN: 0774824239
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 268
  • View: 4662
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Aboriginal Peoples and Sport in Canada uses sport as a lens through which to examine issues such as individual and community health, gender and race relations, culture and colonialism, and self-determination and agency. In this groundbreaking volume, leading scholars offer a multidisciplinary perspective on how unequal power relations influence the ability of Aboriginal people in Canada to implement their own visions for sport. The diverse analyses illuminate how Aboriginal people employ sport as a venue through which to assert their cultural identities and find a positive space for themselves and upcoming generations in contemporary Canadian society.

Coaching Children in Sport

Coaching Children in Sport

  • Author: Ian Stafford
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113696407X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 320
  • View: 1598
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All coaches working with children will know that they differ substantially from adults in their capabilities, capacity for development and in their ability to meet the demands that sport places upon them. Coaching Children in Sport provides an up-to-date, authoritative and accessible guide to core knowledge and coaching skills for anybody working with children in sport. Written by a team of leading international coaching experts, teachers, psychologists and specialists in children’s issues in sport and health, the book explains why children should not be treated as mini-adults in sport and helps coaches to devise effective ways of working that not only achieve results but also take into account the best interests of the child. It examines key topics such as: fundamental coaching skills coaching philosophies and models children’s physical and psychosocial development children’s motivation safeguarding and child protection issues and coaching ethics sport and children’s health talent identification and high performance coaching reflective practice in sports coaching. Including case studies, practical reflective activities and guides to further reading throughout, Coaching Children in Sport is an essential text for all courses and training programmes in sports coaching. It is also vital reading for all students, teachers and practitioners working with children in sport, physical education or developmental contexts.