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ERIC Number: EJ1134698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2159-1474
Three Strikes and You're Out: Reasons to Eliminate Sports from Schools
Vivian, Craig
Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, v2 n2 p178-187 2009
The overgrowth of sports in our society has resulted in a host of potential problems for the young athletes who associate with the sport culture found in schools. Although the positive elements of sports are routinely touted, the negative aspects are oftentimes overlooked or trivialized. Most of the positive personal and social aspects attributed to sports are unproven, overstated, or subverted by the culture of sports as it exists today. Sport culture creates understandings of the world and self that are frequently at odds with the civic mission of schools in a democratic society. The essay proposes that sports be taken out of schools due to the deleterious effects they have on the moral, physical, and social development of youth.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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