Overview:A Wider Social Role for Sport: Who's Keeping the Score? - Sport is perceived to have the potential to alleviate a variety of social problems and generally to `improve' both individuals and the communities in which they live. Sport is promoted as a relatively cost effective antidote to a range of social problems - often those stemming from social exclusion - including poor health, high crime levels, drug abuse and persistent youth offending, educational under-achievement, lack of social cohesion and community identity and economic decline. To this end, there is increasing governmental interest in what has become known as `sport for good'. A Wider Social Role for Sport presents the political and historical context for this increased government interest in sport's potential contribution to a range of social problems. The book explores the particular social problems that governments seek to address through sport, and examines the nature and extent of the evidence for sport's positive role.It illustrates that, in an era of evidence-based policy-making, the cumulative evidence base for many of these claims is relatively weak, in part because such research is faced with substantial methodological problems in isolating the precise contribution of sport in many contexts. Drawing on worldwide research, A Wider Social Role for Sport explores the current state of knowledge and understanding of the presumed impacts of sport and suggests that we need to adopt a different approach to research and evaluation if sports researchers are to develop their understanding and make a substantial contribution to sports policy..

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725645-9780415363495. It was written by the following authors: Fred Coalter. Book A Wider Social Role for Sport: Who's Keeping the Score?, which can be read online, published by the company: Taylor & Francis Ltd. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Sports Books. The book was published on 2007-11-29 00:00:00. It has 206 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 454 g. File for download A Wider Social Role for Sport: Who's Keeping the Score? has PDF format and is called a-wider-social-role-for-sport-whos-keeping-the-score.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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