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ERIC Number: EJ900996
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Civility in Classes and Sports
Lumpkin, Angela
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v23 n5 p34-35 May-Jun 2010
Civility is a polite or courteous act, expression, or standard of conduct, including the display of respect and tolerance to everyone. Teaching and modeling civility in classes and with sport teams is essential so students and athletes can learn the importance of and demonstrate civility in their interactions with others. Teachers and coaches showing civility honor the rights and dignity of each student and athlete without preference to ability level or disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, or social class. Civility is shown by teachers and coaches modeling values like fairness, honesty, and respectfulness. Civility is taught by mentors and learned by those being mentored. Serving as a role model demonstrates the give-and-take of civility, of treating the other person as one wants to be treated. This article presents a few guidelines for how teachers and coaches can model and mentor civility in their classrooms and with their teams.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A