Ethics in Youth Sport: Policy and Pedagogical Applications

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Stephen Harvey, Richard L. Light
Routledge, Oct 2, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 240 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
an application of the integrity management framework
9
nurturing young talent in a developmentally appropriate manner
25
innovations challenges and ethical issues
40
teaching prosocial behaviour
55
what about the unforeseen ethical issues?
74
an applied ethics perspective
92
7 Sport Education as a pedagogy for promoting sport as ethical practice
107
aspirations delusions and confusions about gender equity in youth sport
136
reflections of a university coach educator
149
11 Examining morality in physical education and youth sport from a social constructionist perspective
161
strategies from the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility model and the Philosophy for Children Movement
174
13 Rethinking inclusion through the lens of ethical education
190
Conclusions
203
Index
211
Copyright

8 Sports from a pedagogical perspective
122

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About the author (2012)

Stephen Harvey is Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Sport Studies at the University of Bedfordshire, UK

Richard L. Light is Professorial Research Fellow in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Ballarat, Australia.

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