Girls and Sports

Girls and Sports

by Laura K. Egendorf

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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Students must often make informed decisions about serious issue that will affect the course of their lives. Smoking drunk driving, and violence are just a few of these challenging issues. Focusing on topic of special concern to students, the Issue That Concern You series helps make these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Each volume present eight to twelve readings from a variety of perspectives that allow students to better understand and navigate the highlighted topic. Color photos, charts, graphs, tables and editorial cartoons reinforce information as well as present important statistical data. Each volume also includes factual analysis taken from a variety of government and research facilities, to tell students more of what they want to know about the issue. Relevant websites, a bibliography and through subject index round out each volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737756937
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 01/20/2012
Series: Issues That Concern You Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 Drawing Up a Game Plan for Life Jenny Dial 9

2 Injuries Are a Serious Problem for Girls in Sports Michael Sokolove 14

3 Girls Benefit from a Wider Exposure to Sports Laura J. Burton 20

4 Coaching Girls Is Not the Same as Coaching Boys Jeff Janssen 26

5 Title IX Has Changed Girls' Lives Elinor Nauen 33

6 Title IX Discriminates Against Male Athletes Karen Owoc 41

7 Title LX Is Poorly Understood and Inadequately Enforced Sarah Gibbard Cook 49

8 Cheerleading Is an Athletic Activity American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators 55

9 Cheerleading Is Not a Sport Stefan R. Underhill 61

10 Competitive Cheerleading Is a Sport Patty Fisher 70

11 Drawing a Line Isn't as Simple as It Appears Dave Konopki 74

12 Girls Should Be Allowed to Play on Boys' Teams Women's Sports Foundation 78

13 Sex Segregation in Sports Can Hurt Girls and Boys Given Knapp 86

14 The Media's Portrayal of Female Athletes as Sex Objects Undermines Their Accomplishments Margaret C. Duncan 91


What You Should Know About Girls and Sports 96

What You Should Do About Girls and Sports 99

Organizations to Contact 102

Bibliography 106

Index 109

Picture Credits 116

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