Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Play

Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Play

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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.(2005: 27) surely overestimated things when saying a#39;it is apparent that sport and physical activity has become part of ... leave school only the cocoon-wrapped and well-subsidised full-time higher education students do not show a substantial drop ... 46.1 per cent taking part in sport including walking and cycling for recreation in the most deprived areas, compared to ... of London 2012 are over, maybe the elephant in the room and the moral panic about obesity will give the sector a newanbsp;...

Title:Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Play
Author:Andrew Parker, Don Vinson
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-06-26


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