Positive Youth Development Through Sport

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Overview

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.

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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

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