Youth Leadership In Sport And Physical Education

Hardcover | October 15, 2009

byDon Hellison

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The emerging field of youth development has recently focused on fostering leadership qualities. Embracing the idea that children are capable of being leaders when given the chance, Martinek and Hellison describe actual programs that have been developed. These programs become the basis for a range of recommendations for planning, conducting, and evaluating leadership programs for young people, particularly urban youth. Useful for teachers, coaches, and youth agency program leaders, this work compiles ideas suitable for children in fourth grade through high school.

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The emerging field of youth development has recently focused on fostering leadership qualities. Embracing the idea that children are capable of being leaders when given the chance, Martinek and Hellison describe actual programs that have been developed. These programs become the basis for a range of recommendations for planning, conduc...

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 pro...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:220 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:October 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230612369

ISBN - 13:9780230612365

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Table of Contents

Develop Youth into Leaders through Sport * Stages of Youth Leadership Development * Stage One: Learning to Take Responsibility * Stage Two: Leadership Awareness * Stage Three: Cross-age Leadership * Stage Four:  Self-actualized Leadership * Adult Leader-Youth Leader Relationship * Assessment * Getting Started

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"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