Positive Youth Development Through Sport

Edited by Nicholas L. Holt

Series Editor: Richard Bailey

© 2007 – Routledge

142 pages

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About the Book

The first Positive Youth Development title to focus on the role of sport, this book brings together high profile contributors from diverse disciplines to critically examine the ways in which sport can be and has been used to promote youth development.

Young people are too frequently looked upon as problems waiting to be solved. From the perspective of Positive Youth Development (PYD), young people are understood to embody potential, awaiting development.

Involvement with sport provides a developmental context that has been associated with PYD, but negative outcomes can also arise from sport participation and school PE. Sport itself does not lead to PYD; rather, it is the manner in which sport is structured and delivered to children that influences their development. Positive Youth Development Through Sport fills a void in the literature by bringing together experts from diverse disciplines to critically examine the ways in which sport can be and has been used to promote youth development.

Table of Contents

1. Positive Youth Development Richard Lerner 2. Positive Psychosocial Development Through Sport Al Petitpas, Judy Van Raalte, et al 3. Toward an Integrated Model of Positive Youth Development Through Sport Jean Côté, Jessica Fraser-Thomas, Janice Deakin 4. Sport and Responsibility with Inner-City Youth Don Hellison 5. Factors Associated with Children’s Positive and Negative Experiences in Sport Nicholas L. Holt 6.Teaching Life Skills Through Sport Steve Danish and Ken Hodge 7. Sport in Education Andrew Taggart 8. Sport for Peace Jamie Mandigo and Andy Anderson 9. Research Issues for PYD through sport Nicholas L. Holt

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

The Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport series is a forum for the discussion of the latest and most important ideas and issues in physical education, sport, and active leisure for young people across school, club and recreational settings. The series presents the work of the best well-established and emerging scholars from around the world, offering a truly international perspective on policy and practice. It aims to enhance our understanding of key challenges, to inform academic debate, and to have a high impact on both policy and practice, and is thus an essential resource for all serious students of physical education and youth sport.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU033000
EDUCATION / Physical Education
FAM003000
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / Adolescence
SPO000000
SPORTS & RECREATION / General
SPO066000
SPORTS & RECREATION / Sociology of Sports