Sport for Development
by Adam Goodwin | 2016 | Last Updated: May 22, 2016
As I posted last Sunday in a blog post called Development of Sport, sport development encompasses two major pillars: the development of sport (getting new participants and keeping current participants), and sport for development (e.g., using sport for social development).
Sport for development is very multi-disciplinary as an academic discipline. One will find sociologists, psychologists, and management researchers, among many other disciplines, examining sport for development programs, participants, among other topics.
I have been working on several papers that touch sport for development. I have included the articles’ authors, title, and journal. As well, the bullet point is linked to the journal online. Some of the links are connected to publicly available webpages; others, you need to pay to read the article (or your university has subscriptions to the journal).
- Allen, Drane, Byon, & Mohn (2010). Sport as a vehicle for socialization and maintenance of cultural identity: International students attending American universities. Sport Management Review.
- Armour, Sandford, & Duncombe (2013). Positive youth development and physical activity/sport interventions: Mechanisms leading to sustained impact. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy.
- Frisby (2011). Promising physical activity inclusion practices for Chinese immigrant women in Vancouver, Canada. Quest.
- Magee & Jeanes (2011). Football’s coming home: A critical evaluation of the Homeless World Cup as an intervention to combat social exclusion. International Review for the Sociology of Sport.
- Pitter & Andrews (1997). Serving America’s undeserved youth: Reflections on sport and recreation in an emerging social problems industry. Quest.
- Sherry & Strybosch (2012). A kick in the right direction: Longitudinal outcomes of the Australian Community Street Soccer Program. Soccer & Society.