Youth Leadership in Sport and Physical Education

Youth Leadership in Sport and Physical Education

by D. Hellison, T. Martinek
     
 
This book responds to the needs of urban youth by describing youth development principles in physical activity programs. These programs are built on urban kids' assets and promise rather than their deficits. Included are ways of transferring skills from specific programs to everyday settings.

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This book responds to the needs of urban youth by describing youth development principles in physical activity programs. These programs are built on urban kids' assets and promise rather than their deficits. Included are ways of transferring skills from specific programs to everyday settings.

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From the Publisher

"This well-written volume is required reading for anyone involved with youth in broad educational settings as well as in the context of physical education... Highly recommended." - CHOICE

"This is a must read for anyone interested in enhancing positive youth development through sport and physical activity involvement . . .Its powerful and empowering approach helps youngsters realize that by becoming caring and compassionate leaders they can highly impact the lives of others." - Daniel Gould, Professor, College of Education, and Director, Youth Sports Institute, Department of Kinesiology, Michigan State University

"This book challenges you to reflect on values, beliefs, and your true purpose for working with kids, while providing guidance for those of us who trust that all youth are capable of taking on leadership roles, and that holistic growth can be achieved when youth are empowered to lead." - Frank Giosa, Health and Physical Education Director, West 40 Regional Safe School - Middle School, Chicago, IL

"Twenty-first century professionals in physical activity and sport are looking for guidance away from dysfunctional media-driven sport models, and toward approaches that are more child and youth centered. Martinek and Hellison are names we trust - they know kids . . .Their explanations are clear and down to earth, and their strategies are practical and ready to go." - Sarah Doolittle, Associate Professor, Department of Health Studies, Physical Education and Human Performance Science, Adelphi University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230612365
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
11/18/2009
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
197
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Tom Martinek is a Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). During his 32-year tenure, his research has focused on the social and psychological dynamics of teaching and coaching. He has spent the past fifteen years directing and teaching in youth development programs which have served over 500 underserved youth. He also provides pre- and in-service staff development programs for practitioners who work with at-risk, underserved children and youth. His honors have included WFMY-TV’s “For Those Who Care” Community Service Award, HUMARTS Award for Service and Research given by UNCG’s Department of Exercise and Sport Science; Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Service Award; Dean Arthur Herbert Wilde Society Award at Boston University; Cagigal Lecturer Award, International Association of Physical Education in Higher Education; American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education inductee; Scholar Lecturer Award from Research on Teaching and Learning in Physical Education Special Interest Group of the American Education Research Association; International Who’s Who in Sport Pedagogy Theory and Research inductee; North Carolina University/College Teacher of the Year; UNCG Senior Scholar Award; and a Teaching Excellence Award from the Department of Defense. Dr. Martinek has authored and co-authored four book, numerous book chapters and articles in national and international journals. He has done consulting work in Indonesia, Greece, Portugal, Spain and Mexico. His efforts have focused on assisting professionals in establishing and sustaining after-school programs for underserved youth.

Don Hellison is a Professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is also a Distinguished Research Fellow at Adelphi University. In addition, he has been Visiting Professor at eight universities. His honors include the International Olympic Committee President's Prize; American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) Luther Halsey Gulick Medal, Presidential Citation; C.D. Henry Award for Service to Minorities; National Association of Sport & Physical Education Hall of Fame Award & Presidential Citation; Curriculum & Instruction Academy Scholar; the National Association of Physical Education in Higher Education Distinguished Scholar; University of Illinois at Chicago Excellence in Teaching Award; an honorary doctorate from Monmouth College; and the National Child Labor Committee Lewis Hine Award for Exceptional Service to Children and Youth. Hellison has authored six books, co-authored one book, and authored numerous chapters in books and journal articles. He has given keynote addresses, made presentations at professional meetings, and conducted workshops for teachers and youth workers in most of the fifty states and eight other countries. Much of Hellison's work focuses on the development, implementation and evaluation of alternative physical activity program models and structures that teach life skills and values, especially for underserved youth.

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