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ERIC Number: EJ800350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
Child Protection in Sport: Implications of an Athlete-Centered Philosophy
Kerr, Gretchen A.; Stirling, Ashley E.
Quest, v60 n2 p307-323 May 2008
As sport is a highly child-populated domain, the establishment of child-protection measures to reduce the potential for child maltreatment in sport is critical. Concern for the protection of children in sport has a history that is as old as modern sport itself; however, it is only recently that concern has been established about children's experiences of relational forms of abuse and neglect in this domain. The purpose of this article, therefore, is to review current developments in sport with respect to child-protection policy, education, and research. It is the authors' supposition that an athlete-centered philosophy of sport is perhaps the best way to address the protection of children in sport. The philosophy of an athlete-centered sport model is described, and through the integration of an athlete-centered approach to sport, recommendations are made for future implementation of child-protection measures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada