Physical fitness, sporting lifestyles and Olympic ideals

cross-cultural studies on youth sport in Europe
Author: Risto Telama
Publisher: N.A
Category: Sports sciences
Page: 272
View: 2444

International Comparison of Physical Education

Concepts, Problems, Prospects
Author: Uwe Pühse,Markus Gerber
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1841261610
Category: Education
Page: 719
View: 9330
Even though Physical Education is considered as a basic right of all children, views vary on what comprises "quality Physical Education"; Huge differences exist between countries and regions. In this important book the situation of Physical Education is compared by means of a worldwide survey. This allows the definition of some universally accepted features and concepts, and of appropriate responses to common problems. It is the first publication to provide concentrated information on the state of PE around the world.

Contemporary Issues in Physical Education

International Perspectives
Author: Ken Hardman,Ken Green
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1841263125
Category: Education
Page: 287
View: 9596
This book provides an insight into the current situation of PE in schools across Europe as a forerunner to addressing PE related existing and emerging issues in various contexts.

Sport and Education: Tribute to Martin Lee

Author: Carlos Eduardo Gonçalves,Sean P. Cumming,Manuel J. Coelho e Silva,Robert M. Malina
Publisher: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra / Coimbra University Press
ISBN: 9898074167
Category: Moral education
Page: 207
View: 1155
This book has been produced as a tribute to the work of Martin Lee on the role of sport in the socio-moral education of young people. After conducting the first UK conference on Children in Sport, founded the Institute for the Study of Children in Sport at Bedford College of Higher Education in 1986 and created level 1, 2 and 3 courses on coaching children for the National Coaching Foundation. He also edited a book on Coaching Children in Sport. His course book on Coaching Children in Mini-basketball was produced for international distribution. The study of values has been central in Martin’s research which also embraced such topics as self-concept, leadership, coaching behaviour, and parental influence. In a series of research commissions examined the literature, clarified measurement requirements, identified values activated in sport, and led an international project on fair play. He then ran a survey to show how values influence attitudes directly and through the mediation of achievement goals. Two new instruments arose from this research: the Attitudes to Moral Decision-making in Youth Sport Questionnaire and the Youth Sport Values Questionnaire-2. These will open up research into gamesmanship, by which competitors seek an unfair advantage without breaking the rules, and into the mechanisms by which moral, competence and status values guide behaviour and create value conflicts. I am also grateful to colleagues at the University of Coimbra for their initiative in gathering the distinguished international scholars who have contributed to this book. Their collective insights will enhance the understanding of socio-moral education through sport and lead to informed and sensitive policy development in both sport and education.

Obesity in Europe

Young People's Physical Activity and Sedentary Lifestyles
Author: Wolf-Dietrich Brettschneider,Roland Naul
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Category: Social Science
Page: 323
View: 2767
It was in 2003 that the EU Commission Directorate General for Education and Culture commissioned a «Study on young people's lifestyles and sedentariness and the role of sport in the context of education and as a means of restoring the balance. The purpose of this study was to compile an intercultural comparative analysis of adolescents' lifestyles within the EU. This analysis was based on international and national studies from the areas of epidemiology, cardiology, paediatrics, physiology, nutrition, psychology, sociology and sport sciences dealing with physical activity, fitness and motor abilities.

Key Themes in Youth Sport

Author: Ken Green
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134108613
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 248
View: 8988
Key Themes in Youth Sport is a concise, easy to read guide to core concepts in the study of young people’s relationship with sport, exercise and leisure. Designed to help students get to grips with the basics and go on to master the central ideas and debates in contemporary youth sport, this book reflects the multi-disciplinary interest in youth sport, exploring perspectives from sociology, psychology, physiology, sports policy, sports development, and physical education.

Sport Policy and Development

An Introduction
Author: Daniel Bloyce,Andy Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134139136
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
View: 2285
Who makes sport policy and why do we need it? What is the purpose of sport development programmes? Sport Policy and Development answers these questions and more by closely examining the complex relationships between modern sport, sport policy and development and other aspects of the wider society. These important issues are explored via detailed case studies of key aspects of sport policy and sport development activity, including: school sport and physical education social inclusion health elite sport sporting mega-events. Each case study demonstrates the ways in which the sport policy and development fields have changed, and are continually changing in response to the increasing political, social and cultural significance of sport. The book helps the reader to understand the complexities of the sport policy-making process, the increasing intervention of government in the sport policy and development fields, and how the short-term, ever-changing and frequently contradictory political priorities of government come to impact on the practice of sport policy and development. Accessible and engaging, this textbook is an invaluable introduction to sport policy and sport development for students, practitioners and policy-makers alike.

Physical education

deconstruction and reconstruction -- issues and directions
Author: Ken Hardman
Publisher: N.A
Category: Physical education and training
Page: 183
View: 5840

Peti kongres medicine sporta i sportskih nauka Srbije sa međunarodnim učešćem

Knjiga sažetaka i originalnih radova
Author: Nenad Dikić
Publisher: Nenad Dikić
ISBN: 8688449031
Page: 226
View: 2529

Olympic studies

Author: Vassil Girginov
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780415508353
Category: Olympics
Page: N.A
View: 7622

Ethics in Sport-3rd Edition

Author: Morgan, William J.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492556769
Category: Education
Page: 408
View: 8970
Ethics in Sport, Third Edition, offers 32 essays by well-known authors. These essays explore the roots of the ethical and moral dilemmas so prevalent in sport culture today. Nearly half the essays are new to this edition.

The Youth Olympic Games

Author: Dag Vidar Hanstad,Milena M. Parent,Barrie Houlihan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134471408
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 270
View: 3112
The first summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) were held in Singapore in 2010 and the first winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 2012. The IOC hopes that the YOG will encourage young people to be more active and that they will bring the Olympic movement closer to its original founding values. This is the first book to be published on the Youth Olympic Games. It critically examines the origins of the Games and the motives of the Games organisers, as well as the organisation and management of the Games and their wider impact and significance. The first part of the book discusses the relationship between the YOG and the ideology of Olympism, in the context of broader developments in youth sport competitions. The second part investigates a wide range of managerial aspects including the bidding process, finance, the prominent role of young people on the organising committees and as volunteers, the role of media and sponsors, and the distinctive competition structure. The final part of the book assesses the current and likely future impact of the YOG on the host cities and countries, the IOC and on national youth sport policies. The Youth Olympic Games is essential reading for any researcher, advanced student or policy maker with an interest in Olympic Studies, sports development, sport policy, youth sport or event management.

The Sports Gene

Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance
Author: David Epstein
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 161723012X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 352
View: 7980
A Sports Illustrated senior writer's controversial exploration of the genetic underpinnings of athletic success explores the roles of both biology and training, arguing that nature and training are equally necessary components of athletic achievement while considering such topics as race, gender and genetic testing.

A Cross-cultural Study of the Attitudes of Middle School Students Toward Sport and Education

Author: Paul Franklin Blair
Publisher: N.A
Page: 538
View: 9723

Gender Relations in Sport

Author: Emily A. Roper
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9462094551
Category: Education
Page: 186
View: 7085
Designed primarily as a textbook for upper division undergraduate courses in gender and sport, gender issues, sport sociology, cultural sport studies, and women’s studies, Gender Relations in Sport provides a comprehensive examination of the intersecting themes and concepts surrounding the study of gender and sport. The 16 contributors, leading scholars from sport studies, present key issues, current research perspectives and theoretical developments within nine sub-areas of gender and sport: • Gender and sport participation • Theories of gender and sport • Gender and sport media • Sexual identity and sport • Intersections of race, ethnicity and gender in sport • Framing Title IX policy using conceptual metaphors • Studying the athletic body • Sexual harassment and abuse in sport • Historical developments and current issues from a European perspective The intersecting themes and concepts across chapters are also accentuated. Such a publication provides access to the study of gender relations in sport to students across a variety of disciplines. Emily A. Roper, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Sam Houston State University. Her research focuses on gender, sexuality, and sport.

Using Physical Activity and Sport to Teach Personal and Social Responsibility

Author: Doris Watson,Brian Clocksin
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450404723
Category: Education
Page: 191
View: 7292
"Using Physical Activity and Sport to Teach Personal and Social Responsibility" provides practical information to help school or community educators use sport and fitness activities to develop character and responsibility in children. This text, based on Don Hellison's model, provides samples of units, lessons, and assessments for nine sports and activities.

Sport Policy in Canada

Author: Lucie Thibault,Jean Harvey
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
ISBN: 0776620959
Category: Law
Page: 435
View: 7267
The first and most comprehensive analysis of the new Canadian Sport Policy adopted in 2012.

Olympic Education

Author: Roland Naul
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1841262544
Category: Education
Page: 189
View: 6565
Aimed at both teachers and students in schools and colleges, as well as instructors, coaches, and managers in youth sports, this book examines the 'Olympic ideal' in modern sports education.

Promoting Physical Activity and Active Living in Urban Environments

The Role of Local Governments
Author: Peggy Edwards,Agis D. Tsouros
Publisher: WHO Regional Office Europe
ISBN: 9289021810
Category: Architecture
Page: 54
View: 1376
People's participation in physical activity is influenced by the built, natural and social environments in which they live, as well as by personal factors such as sex, age, ability, time and motivation. Local governments can play a crucial role in creating environments that promote opportunities for physical activity and active living through its planning, social and environmental policies. This publication presents the best available evidence on physical activity in the urban environment and makes suggestions for policy and practice on the role of local governments.