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Sportsmanship
     

Sportsmanship

by Nick Hunter
 

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This book examines sporting traditions from around the world and explores the difference between following the rules and being a good sport. How do different cultures and sports define good sportsmanship? Are there different expectations for professional athletes than there are for amateurs?

The Series Ethics of Sports takes a unique, critical-eye view of the

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This book examines sporting traditions from around the world and explores the difference between following the rules and being a good sport. How do different cultures and sports define good sportsmanship? Are there different expectations for professional athletes than there are for amateurs?

The Series Ethics of Sports takes a unique, critical-eye view of the world sports, and uses this perspective to explore the many ways that sports factor into our world. The series uses up-to-date information, current affairs, and exciting case studies, while providing lots of opportunities for debates and discussions. Each book includes endnotes on sources.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
This text is part of the "Ethics of Sports" series specifically focused on introducing ethical issues related to the world of sports. This particular text, with its focus on sportsmanship, contains ten chapters that begin with a general introduction to the ethical connection between sports and sportsmanship and ends with a section that asks readers to consider other topics and scenarios related to sportsmanship. The eight chapters in between consider what sportsmanship looks like in various sporting situations, discuss the necessity of fair play, rules and respect, and then highlight situations where athletes have been pressured to succeed, both through families and friends as well as cultural motivations. Final chapters focus on how we, as individual, are impacted by good and bad sportsmanship and whether these issues even matter (answer: they do). Well-chosen photos throughout the text help readers connect to specific athletes as well as represent the issues discussed; quotes from the last 200 years related to sportsmanship and role modeling also add to this text. The glossary and "Find Out More" sections at the end provide additional resources for those who would like more information about what was discussed in the book; the notes sections for this series is excellent and a model for other series. This text, and the series in general, provide a phenomenal look at issues in sports that have a wide impact and are a fabulous resource for teachers looking for good examples of nonfiction. Reviewer: Jean Boreen, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432959814
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
Ethics of Sports Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
1100L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 16 Years

Meet the Author

Nick Hunter has written many non-fiction books for children. He has a degree in Modern History and specializes in writing about history and social studies.

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