Inclusion and Exclusion Through Youth Sport


Author: Symeon Dagkas,Kathleen Armour
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136976183
Category: Education
Page: 288
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'We can reach far more people through sport than we can through political or educational programmes. In that way, sport is more powerful than politics. We have only just started to use its potential to build up this country. We must continue to do so.' – Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela's statement reflects a widely held view that sport can contribute in unique and far-reaching ways to the delivery of important social outcomes. But is this really the case? Can sport bring people from different backgrounds together, and in so doing act as a force for social transformation and change? In the language of policymakers and practitioners, can sport contribute to social inclusion or could it be argued that sport acts to marginalize and disadvantage some groups in society? In other words could sport reinforce, rather than challenge, social inequality? Focusing on youth sport as a touchstone sector of sport in society, this book examines the theoretical and empirical bases of arguments for the role of sport in social inclusion agendas. Authors are drawn from around the world and offer critical perspectives on assumptions underpinning the bold claims made about the power of sport. This book represents the most up-to-date and authoritative source of knowledge on inclusion and exclusion in youth sport. As such, it is essential reading for those who want to use sport to 'make a difference' in young people's lives. It is, therefore, recommended for students, researchers, policy makers and practitioners working in sports development, sports coaching, sport studies or physical education.

Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Play

Policy, Intervention and Participation
Author: Andrew Parker,Don Vinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136510397
Category: Education
Page: 216
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Sport, physical activity and play are key constituents of social life, impacting such diverse fields as healthcare, education and criminal justice. Over the past decade, governments around the world have begun to place physical activity at the heart of social policy, providing increased opportunities for participation for young people. This groundbreaking text explores the various ways in which young people experience sport, physical activity and play as part of their everyday lives, and the interventions and outcomes that shape and define those experiences. The book covers a range of different sporting and physical activities across an array of social contexts, providing insight into the way in which sport, physical activity and play are interpreted by young people and how these interpretations relate to broader policy objectives set by governments, sporting organisations and other NGOs. In the process, it attempts to answer a series of key questions including: How has sport policy developed over the last decade? How do such policy developments reflect changes at the broader political level? How have young people experienced these changes in and through their sporting lives? By firmly locating sport, physical activity and play within the context of recent policy developments, and exploring the moral and ethical dimensions of sports participation, the book fills a significant gap in the sport studies literature. It is an important reference for students and scholars from a wide-range of sub-disciplines, including sports pedagogy, sports development, sport and leisure management, sports coaching, physical education, play and playwork, and health studies.

Sport and Social Exclusion in Global Society


Author: Ramón Spaaij,Jonathan Magee,Ruth Jeanes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135075557
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 216
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Social exclusion is one of the most pressing challenges in post-industrial societies, encompassing economic, social, cultural and political dimensions. This important new book critically examines the relationship between sport and social exclusion, from global and cross-cultural perspectives. The book analyses sport and social exclusion by focusing on three key questions: How does social exclusion affect participation in sport? How is social exclusion (re)produced, experienced, resisted, and managed in sport? How is sport used to combat social exclusion and promote social inclusion in other life domains? To answer these questions, the authors discuss and critically reflect on existing knowledge and in-depth case studies from Europe, Australasia, Africa and Latin America. The book illuminates the relationship between sport and social exclusion in Global North and Global South contexts, addressing key issues in contemporary social science such as social inequality, worklessness, gender, disability, forced migration, homelessness and mental health. Sport and Social Exclusion in Global Society is important reading for all students, researchers and policy-makers with an interest in sport sociology, sport development, sport management, or the relationship between sport and wider society.

Phenomenology and Pedagogy in Physical Education


Author: Oyvind Standal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317689119
Category: Education
Page: 168
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Phenomenology is a philosophical approach to the study of consciousness and subjective experience. In recent years it has become a more prominent element of the social scientific study of sport and a core component of the important emergent concept of physical literacy. This book is the first to offer a philosophically-sound investigation of phenomenological perspectives on pedagogy in physical education. The book argues that phenomenology offers a particularly interesting theoretical approach to physical education because of the closely embodied relationship between the knowledge object (the actions, activities and practices of movement) and the knowing subject (the pupil). Drawing on the work of key phenomenological thinkers but also exploring the implications of this work for teaching practice, the book helps to illuminate our understanding of important concepts in physical education such as practical knowledge, skill acquisition, experience and ethics. This is fascinating reading for any serious student or researcher working in physical education or the philosophy or sociology of sport.

Health Education

Critical perspectives
Author: Katie Fitzpatrick,Richard Tinning
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135072140
Category: Education
Page: 262
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Health Education: Critical perspectives provides a socio-cultural and critical approach to health education. The book draws together international experts in the fields of health and education who deconstruct contemporary discourses and practices, and re-imagine a health education that both connects with young people and offers a way forward in addressing issues of health and wellbeing. Chapters within specifically link academic work on neoliberalism, healthism, risk and the body to wider discourses of health and health education. They challenge current practices and call for a re-thinking of current health programs in education settings. A unique feature of this book is the analyses of health education from both political and applied levels across a range of international contexts. The book is divided into three sections: the social and political contexts informing health education how individual health issues (sexuality, alcohol, mental health, the body and obesity, nutrition) articulate in education in complex ways alternative ways to think about health and health education pedagogy. The overall theme of the book offers a perspective that the current approach to health education – promoting a fear of ill health, self-surveillance and individual responsibility – can become a form of health fascism, and we need to be cognisant of this potential and its consequences for young people. The book will be of key interest to academics and researchers exploring the political context of health education.

Pedagogies, Physical Culture, and Visual Methods


Author: Laura Azzarito,David Kirk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136291970
Category: Education
Page: 256
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To understand and more creatively capture the social world, visual methods have increasingly become used by researchers in the social sciences and education. However, despite the rapid development of visual-based knowledge, and despite the obvious links between human movement and visual forms of understanding, visual research has been scarce in the fields of physical culture and physical education pedagogy. This groundbreaking book is the first to mark a "visual turn" in understanding and researching physical culture and pedagogies, offering innovative, image-based research that reveals key issues in the domains of sport, health, and physical education studies. Integrating visual research into physical culture and pedagogy studies, the book provides the reader with different ways of "seeing", looking at, and critically engaging with physical culture. Since human movement is increasingly created, established, and pedagogized beyond traditional educational sites such as schools, sport clubs, and fitness gyms, the book also explores the notion of visual pedagogy in wider physical culture, helping the reader to understand how visual-based technologies such as television, the internet, and mobile phones are central to people’s engagement with physical culture today. The book demonstrates how the visual creates dynamic pedagogical tools for revealing playful forms of embodiment, and offers the reader a range of visual methods, from researcher-produced photo analysis to participatory-centred visual approaches, that will enhance their own study of physical culture. Pedagogies, Physical Culture and Visual Methods is important reading for all advanced students and researchers with an interest in human movement, physical education, physical culture, sport studies, and research methods in education.

Families, Young People, Physical Activity and Health

Critical Perspectives
Author: Symeon Dagkas,Lisette Burrows
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317561376
Category: Education
Page: 244
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The family is an important site for the transmission of knowledge and cultural values. Amidst claims that young people are failing to follow health advice, dropping out of sport and at risk of an ever-expanding list of lifestyle diseases, families have become the target of government interventions. This book is the first to offer critical sociological perspectives on how families do and do not function as a pedagogical site for health education, sport and physical activity practices. This book focuses on the importance of families as sites of pedagogical work across a range of cultural and geographical contexts. It explores the relationships between families, education, health, physical activity and sport, and also offers reflections on the methodological and ethical issues arising from this research. Its chapters discuss key questions such as: how active living messages are taken up in families; how parents perceive the role of education, physical activity and sport; how culture, gender, religion and social class shape engagement in sport; how family pedagogies may influence health education, sport and physical activity now and in the future. This book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in health, physical education, health education, family studies, sport pedagogy or the sociology of sport and exercise.

Youth sports: growth, maturation and talent


Author: Manuel J. Coelho e Silva,António J. Figueiredo,Marije T. Elferink-Gemser,Robert M. Malina
Publisher: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra / Coimbra University Press
ISBN: 9892600053
Category:
Page: 227
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O Desporto Escolar pretende ser um instrumento de promoção da saúde, de inclusão e promoção social, de combate ao insucesso e abandono escolar, razões que justificam uma forte aposta do Governo neste sub-sistema do desporto infanto-juvenil. Há mais de 50 anos que a oferta do Desporto Escolar está prevista no sistema educativo, tendo, a partir de 2008-2009, sido tornada obrigatória em todos os estabelecimentos do Ensino Básico e Ensino Secundário, mantendo-se a adesão voluntária dos praticantes. Esta aposta é suscetível de ser traduzida em números. Existem atualmente mais de 40 modalidades desportivas desenvolvidas na rede de escolas, variando de acordo com os recursos materiais e humanos disponíveis. A importância assumida pelo Desporto Escolar nos projetos educativos, na vida dos 700.000 jovens envolvidos na atividade interna e externa e na comunidade em que a participação desportiva ocorre resulta num substancial esforço de formação de árbitros, juízes, oficiais, treinadores, professores, dirigentes. A presente obra acrescenta valor à política da Direção-Geral de Inovação e Desenvolvimento Curricular, que tem como objetivo primordial a salvaguarda da qualidade da prática oferecida aos jovens em contexto escolar, combinando a opinião de peritos e estudos em aspetos tão importantes como os assuntos expressos no título do livro: “crescimento, maturação e talento”. Desejamos e esperamos que a parceria entre a DGIDC e a Universidade de Coimbra possa continuar a dar frutos.

Playing on an Uneven Field

Essays on Exclusion and Inclusion in Sports
Author: Yuya Kiuchi
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476677149
Category: Social Science
Page: 185
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[We expect sports to be fair and equal. If one works hard, everyone has a chance to win. But is it really true? In reality, female athletes are paid far less than male counterparts. Youth sports cost too much for many families to participate in. African American athletes continue to face discrimination on and off the field. Adaptive sports are considered to be only for those with disabilities. But we also see signs of progress. Sport organizations try to promote equality and fairness through sports. We will explore the intricate relationship between sports and inclusion/exclusion.]

Disability and Youth Sport


Author: Hayley Fitzgerald
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134098170
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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How can or does youth sport reconcile what seems to be a fundamental contradiction between understandings of sport and disability? Has youth sport been challenged in anyway? Have alternative views of sport for disabled people been presented? Examining some of the latest research, this book considers the relationship between sport and disability by exploring a range of questions such as these. Disability and Youth Sport further challenges current thinking and therefore serves to stimulate progressive debate in this area. Drawing on a breadth of literature from sports pedagogy, sociology of sport, disability studies, inclusive education, and adapted physical activity, a socially critical dialogue is developed where the voices of young disabled people are central. Topics covered include: researching disability and youth sport inclusion policy towards physical education and youth sport constructions of disability through youth sport the voices of young disabled people the historical context of disability sport With its comprehensive coverage and expert contributors from around the globe, this book is an ideal text for students at all levels with an interest in youth sport, disability studies, or sport policy.

Children and Youth in Sport

A Biopsychosocial Perspective
Author: Frank L. Smoll,Ronald Edward Smith
Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychology
Page: 627
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Thinking Comprehensively About Education

Spaces of Educative Possibility and their Implications for Public Policy
Author: Ezekiel Dixon-Román,Edmund W. Gordon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113631847X
Category: Education
Page: 288
View: 421

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While much is known about the critical importance of educative experiences outside of school, little is known about the social systems, community programs, and everyday practices that can facilitate learning outside of the classroom. Thinking Comprehensively About Education sheds much-needed light on those systems, programs, and practices; conceptualizing education more broadly through a nuanced exploration of: the various spaces where education occurs; the non-dominant practices and possibilities of those spaces; the possibilities of enabling social systems, institutions, and programs of comprehensive education. This original edited collection identifies and describes the resources that enable optimal human learning and development, and offers a public policy framework that can enable a truly comprehensive educational system. Thinking Comprehensively About Education is a must-read for faculty, students, policy analysts, and policymakers.

Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue in Youth Work

Symposium Report
Author: Silvia Volpi
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9789287163899
Category: Social Science
Page: 193
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The symposium focused on the problems young people across Europe face in relation to cultural and religious diversity. The participants exchanged good practice in youth work and agreed on a Declaration that sets out the main purpose and objectives in intercultural interreligious from a youth perspective. In addition to the Istanbul Youth Declaration and the conclusions of the rapporteur, this report also gives an account of the issues raised by speakers and the various working groups of the symposium.--Publisher's description.

Gesundheit fördern

ein praktischer Leitfaden
Author: Linda Ewles,Ina Simnett
Publisher: facultas.wuv / maudrich
ISBN: 9783850767330
Category:
Page: 325
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Sport and Women

Social Issues in International Perspective
Author: Gertrud Pfister,Ilse Hartmann-Tews
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134578237
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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Although female athletes are successful in all types of sport, in many countries sport is still a male domain. This book examines and compares the sporting experiences of women from different countries around the world and offers the first systematic and cross-cultural analysis of the topic of women in sport. Sport and Women presents a wealth of new research data, including in-depth case-studies of 16 countries in North and South America, Asia, Eastern and Western Europe and Africa. In addition, the book offers comparative assessments of the extent to which women are represented in global sport and the opportunities that women have to participate in decision-making processes in sport. The book illuminates a wide range of key international issues in women's sport, such as cultural barriers to participation and the efficacy of political action. It is therefore essential reading for anybody with an interest in the sociology, culture and politics of sport.

Sport Facing the Test of Cultural Diversity

Integration and Intercultural Dialogue in Europe, Analysis and Practical Examples
Author: William Gasparini,Aurélie Cometti
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9789287167187
Category: Political Science
Page: 87
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Democratic management of cultural diversity has become a priority For The Council of Europe member states. Sport is no exception to this concern. Faced with the diversity of both participants and spectators, sport becomes a vehicle for intercultural dialogue through its educational and socialising role. This work lays out exchanges of experience in intercultural dialogue through sport. it helps put into perspective the concepts of "intercultural dialogue" and "integration" as applied to sport and evoked in social and political debates in Europe. The Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) contributes To The development of European research on education through sport involving researchers from different countries. This publication has been co-ordinated and directed in co-operation with the Agency for Education through Sport (APELS).

Youth Soccer

From Science to Performance
Author: Gareth Stratton,Thomas Reilly,Dave Richardson,A. Mark Williams
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415286619
Category: Psychology
Page: 216
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Blending contemporary sports science theory with youth specific coaching practice, this book offers soccer development strategies that are tailored to the needs of young players.

The History of Youth Work in Europe

Relevance for Youth Policy Today
Author: Council of Europe
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 151
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V.1. The different authors highlight the youth work policies in Belgium (Flanders), Germany, England, Poland, Malta, France and Finland.

Sport and Discrimination in Europe

The Perspectives of Young European Research Workers and Journalists
Author: William Gasparini
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 157
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This work presents the main contributions and considerations of young European research workers and journalists on the question of discrimination in sport. Taking a multidisciplinary approach to the social sciences, The authors show how the media and those working in media can act as a relay, through their coverage of sports, For initiatives on the fight against discrimination. They also illustrate in detail not only the reality of discrimination in sport and the controversy surrounding this issue in the member states of the Council of Europe, but also the strength of research incipient in this field. The Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) hopes to contribute in this way to the development of European research on education through sport involving researchers from different countries in order to better understand the phenomenon of discrimination.