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Forneris, Tanya; Camiré, Martin; Williamson, Robert – Applied Developmental Science, 2015
In order to prepare students for adulthood and responsible citizenship, most high schools offer extracurricular activities designed to facilitate the learning of a wide range of competencies. The purpose of this study was to examine how participation in a single or a combination of extracurricular school activities for high school students may…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Extracurricular Activities, Competence
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Kendellen, Kelsey; Camiré, Martin – SAGE Open, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine former athletes' perspectives on their developmental experiences in high school sport. Retrospective interviews were conducted with 14 former high school athletes (seven females, seven males) between 18 and 28 years of age (M = 23.0, SD = 2.66). An inductive thematic analysis led to the identification of…
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletics, High School Students, Young Adults
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Camiré, Martin – Quest, 2014
Millions of high school student-athletes in North America practice sport, and national federations communicate through their mission statements that this fosters student-athletes' positive development. The purpose of the current study was to review the recent literature to examine whether the educational claims made for youth development in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescent Development, High School Students, Athletics
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Camiré, Martin; Trudel, Pierre; Forneris, Tanya – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Background: Research indicates that some youth sport coaches have specific strategies in their coaching plan to facilitate positive youth development (PYD) while others struggle in articulating how they promote the development of their athletes in actual practice. These variations can be largely attributed to the fact that coaching is a complex…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Foreign Countries, Models, High School Students
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Winchester, Geoff; Culver, Diane; Camiré, Martin – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2013
Background: There are approximately 52,000 teacher-coaches coaching 750,000 high school student-athletes in Canada. Despite this large population, Canadian high school teacher-coaches remain relatively unstudied. High school coaches in Canada are often asked to coach sports with which they are unfamiliar, and because they are not required to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Athletic Coaches, Focus Groups
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Camiré, Martin; Trundel, Pierre – World Journal of Education, 2013
In Canada, adolescent boys have been shown to have a higher high school dropout rate compared to girls. This situation is particularly evident in the country's second largest province by population, Quebec. The sport of Canadian football has recently gained in popularity in Quebec as many people believe that the sport can be used to promote both…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Athletic Coaches, Foreign Countries, Males