Application of progressive education in sport

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Chisholm, Robin D
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2007
This study exammes tiie possibility of uniting a teaching and coaching perspective of child-centered education through youth sports. The practical nature of sports enables the atiilete to gain knowledge tiirough experience. The pragmatism of learning through discovery, with practical results, reflects a progressive education philosophy. The literature supports the notion that effectual sports education is facilitated by coaches through flexibility, fairness, positive thinking, caring, and fun. Coaching philosophy was examined using a survey that was distributed to youth coaches in southern Alberta. Coaches' consideration of the future of the athlete, in terms of health and well being, skill acquisition, and development of life-long attributes, develops people who may become moral and accomplished citizens.
x, 140 leaves ; 29 cm. --
Education -- Experimental methods , Education -- Alberta , Coaching (Athletics) -- Philosophy , Coaching (Athletics) -- Alberta , Sports -- Study and teaching -- Alberta