Mission impossible? Reflecting upon the relationship between physical education, youth sport and lifelong participation

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/337903
Title:
Mission impossible? Reflecting upon the relationship between physical education, youth sport and lifelong participation
Authors:
Green, Ken
Abstract:
It is widely believed that school physical education (PE) is or, at the very least, can (even should) be a crucial vehicle for enhancing young people’s engagement with physically active recreation (typically but not exclusively in the form of sport) in their leisure and, in the longer run, over the life-course. Despite the prevalence of such beliefs there remains a dearth of evidence demonstrating a ‘PE effect’. Indeed, the precise nature of the relationship between PE, youth sport and lifelong participation is seldom explored other than in implicit, often speculative and discursive, ways that simply take-for-granted the positive effects of the former (PE) on the latter (youth and adult participation in sport and physically active recreation). Using largely European studies to frame the issue, this paper reflects upon the supposedly ‘causal’ relationship between PE, youth sport and lifelong participation and, in doing so, highlights the inherent problems associated with attempts to identify, characterise and establish a ‘PE effect’.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Sport, Education and Society, 2014, 19(4), pp. 357-375
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Sport, Education and Society
Publication Date:
8-May-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/337903
DOI:
10.1080/13573322.2012.683781
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/cses20
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Sport, Education and Society on 8 May 2012, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13573322.2012.683781
ISSN:
1357-3322
EISSN:
1470-1243
Sponsors:
This book was submitted to the RAE2014 for the University of Chester - Sport & Exercise Sciences.
Appears in Collections:
Sport and Exercise Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorGreen, Kenen
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-07T12:22:47Z-
dc.date.available2015-01-07T12:22:47Z-
dc.date.issued2012-05-08-
dc.identifier.citationSport, Education and Society, 2014, 19(4), pp. 357-375en
dc.identifier.issn1357-3322-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13573322.2012.683781-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/337903-
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Sport, Education and Society on 8 May 2012, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13573322.2012.683781en
dc.description.abstractIt is widely believed that school physical education (PE) is or, at the very least, can (even should) be a crucial vehicle for enhancing young people’s engagement with physically active recreation (typically but not exclusively in the form of sport) in their leisure and, in the longer run, over the life-course. Despite the prevalence of such beliefs there remains a dearth of evidence demonstrating a ‘PE effect’. Indeed, the precise nature of the relationship between PE, youth sport and lifelong participation is seldom explored other than in implicit, often speculative and discursive, ways that simply take-for-granted the positive effects of the former (PE) on the latter (youth and adult participation in sport and physically active recreation). Using largely European studies to frame the issue, this paper reflects upon the supposedly ‘causal’ relationship between PE, youth sport and lifelong participation and, in doing so, highlights the inherent problems associated with attempts to identify, characterise and establish a ‘PE effect’.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis book was submitted to the RAE2014 for the University of Chester - Sport & Exercise Sciences.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/loi/cses20en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Sport, Education and Societyen
dc.subjectphysical educationen
dc.subjectyouth sporten
dc.subjectlifelong participationen
dc.subjectcausationen
dc.subjectcorrelationen
dc.titleMission impossible? Reflecting upon the relationship between physical education, youth sport and lifelong participationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1470-1243-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalSport, Education and Societyen
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