Category archives for Sport and Education

‘A phone call changed my life’: Exploring the motivations of sport for development and peace scholars

Jon Welty Peachey1, Adam Cohen2, Allison Musser1 1 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism, USA 2 University of Technology Sydney, Management Discipline Group, Australia Citation: Welty Peachey, J., Cohen, A., Musser, A. ‘A phone call changed my life’: Exploring the motivations of sport for development and peace scholars. Journal of […]

Examining the role of life skills developed through Salvadoran physical education programs on the prevention of youth violence

James Mandigo1, John Corlett2, Pedro Ticas3 1 Brock University, Centre for Healthy Development through Sport and Physical Activity, Canada 2 MacEwan University, Vice President Academic and Provost, Canada 3 Universidad Pedagógica de El Salvador, Department of Research, El Salvador Citation: Mandigo, J., Corlett, J., Ticas, P. Examining the role of life skills developed through Salvadoran […]

Called to serve: Exploring servant leadership in the context of sport-for-development

Janelle E. Wells1, Jon Welty Peachey2 1 University of South Florida, Department of Marketing, Sport & Entertainment Management, USA 2 University of Illinois, Department of Recreation, Sport & Tourism, USA Citation: Wells, J.E., Welty Peachey, J. Called to serve: Exploring servant leadership in the context of sport-for-development. Journal of Sport for Development. 2016; 4(7): 12-24. […]

Challenges and strategies for success of a sport-for-development programme for First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth

Tanya Halsall1, Tanya Forneris2 1 Department of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa, Canada 2 Health and Exercise Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada Citation: Halsall, T., Forneris, T. Challenges and strategies for success of a sport-for-development programme for First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth. Journal of Sport for Development. 2016; 4(7): 39-57. Download article as […]

Exploring stakeholders’ experiences of implementing an ice hockey programme for Inuit youth

Corliss Bean1, Tanya Forneris1 1 University of Ottawa, Department of Human Kinetics, Canada Citation: Bean, C., Forneris, T. Exploring stakeholders’ experiences of implementing an ice hockey programme for Inuit youth. Journal of Sport for Development. 2016; 4(6): 7-20. Download article as PDF Abstract The Nunavik Youth Hockey Development Program (NYHDP) is a sport-for-development programme designed […]

An own goal in Sport for Development: Time to change the playing field (Commentary)

Ben Sanders1 1 University of the Western Cape, Department of Sport, Recreation and Exercise Sciences; Monitoring and Evaluation Director, Grassroot Soccer, South Africa Citation: Sanders, B. An own goal in Sport for Development: time to change the playing field. Journal of Sport for Development. 2016; 4(6): 1-5. Download article as PDF Introduction Sport for Development […]

Developing Disability Sport: The case for a critical pedagogy

Aaron Beacom1, Gill Golder1 1 Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of St Mark & St John, UK Citation: Beacom, A., Golder, G. Developing Disability Sport: The case for a critical pedagogy. Journal of Sport for Development. 2015; 3(5): 71-88. Download article as PDF Abstract As a key stakeholder in the development of physical […]

Rio 2016 and disability – an analysis of the Sport-For-Development discourse and the legacies for disabled people

Leonardo Mataruna1, Daniel Range1, Andressa Guimaraes2, Thiago Melo2 1 Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relation, Coventry University, UK 2 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Coventry University (Carnival Project), Brazil Citation: Mataruna, L., Range, D., Guimaraes, A., Melo, T. Rio 2016 and disability – an analysis of the Sport-For-Development discourse and the legacies […]

Paralympic Sport as a Vehicle for Social Change in Bermuda and Ghana

Anjali J. Forber-Pratt1 1 Vanderbilt University, Department of Human & Organizational Development, USA Citation: Forber-Pratt., A.J. Paralympic Sport as a Vehicle for Social Change in Bermuda and Ghana. Journal of Sport for Development. 2015; 3(5): 35-49. Download article as PDF Abstract Background: Sport for persons with disabilities provides health, psychosocial well-being, and quality of life […]

A Qualitative Examination of Latin American Wheelchair Sport Practitioners’ Marketing Practices

Michael Cottingham1, Doug Blais2, Brian Gearity3, Kim Bogle2, Ryan Zapalac4 1 University of Houston, Department of Health and Human Performance, USA 2 Southern New Hampshire University, School of Business, USA 3 University of Denver, School of Psychology, USA 4 Sam Houston State University, Department of Health and Kinesiology, USA Citation: Cottingham, M., Blais, D., Gearity, […]

Improving Life Satisfaction, Self-Concept, and Happiness of Former Gang Members Using Games and Psychological Skills Training

Stephanie J. Hanrahan1, Maria de Lourdes Francke Ramm 2 1 University of Queensland, Australia 2 Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico Download full PDF Abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of games and mental skills training on Mexican former gang members and drug users’ self-concept, life satisfaction, perceived control, and happiness. Male (n […]

Reflections from scholars on barriers and strategies in sport-for-development research

Jon Welty Peachey1, Adam Cohen1,2 1 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA 2 Texas Tech University, USA Citation: Peachey, J.W., Cohen, A. Reflections from scholars on barriers and strategies in sport-for-development research. 2015; 3(4): 16-27. Download article as PDF Abstract Although there is a plethora of literature calling for changes and improvements to the methodology […]

Volume 2, Issue 3 published

Publication of Volume 2, Issue 3 The Journal of Sport for Development (JSFD) is pleased to announce the publication of its third issue. Please click here to download the full PDF of the issue. JSFD’s mission is to advance, examine and disseminate evidence and best practices for programs and interventions that use sport to promote […]

Empowerment revisited: How social work integrated into a sports programme can make a difference

Stéphanie Simard1, Suzanne Laberge1, Martin Dusseault2 1 Université de Montréal, Kinesiology department, Canada 2 Centre de santé et services sociaux Jeanne-Mance, Canada Citation: Simard, S., Laberge, S., Dusseault, M. Empowerment revisited: How social work integrated into a sports programme can make a difference. Journal of Sport for Development. 2014; 2(3). Download article as PDF Abstract […]

Formative evaluation of a UK community-based sports intervention to prevent smoking among children and young people: SmokeFree Sports

Maria Romeo-Velilla1,2, Caryl Beynon3, Rebecca C. Murphy1, Ciara E. McGee1, Toni A. Hilland1,4, Daniel Parnell1,5, Gareth Stratton1,6, Lawrence Foxweather1 1 Liverpool John Moores University, Physical Activity Exchange, Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, UK 2 Staffordshire University, Centre for Sport, Health and Exercise Research, UK 3 Liverpool John Moores University, Centre for Public Health, […]

Volume 1, Issue 2 published

Publication of Volume 1, Issue 2 The Journal of Sport for Development (JSFD) is pleased to announce the publication of its fourth issue. Click here to download a full PDF of Issue 2 JSFD’s mission is to advance, examine and disseminate evidence and best practices for programs and interventions that use sport to promote development, […]

Coaches’ Perspectives on Sport-Plus Programmes for Underserved Youth: An Exploratory Study in South Africa

Increasing global awareness and a growing appreciation for sport for development programmes has led the post-apartheid South African government to use sport as a tool for empowering marginalized and impoverished communities. However, the sport for development programmes that have received the greatest governmental support and been evaluated by researchers have been “top-down” development projects, which have been criticised for …

Plus-sport: The impact of a cross-cultural soccer coaching exchange

Developing and Improving Synergies in Chinese and United States Soccer (DISCUSS), was a two-way coaching exchange program that took place in 2010-2011. The goal of the program was to increase cultural understanding between the representatives of each country, in addition to exchanging soccer coaching information. The purpose of this study was to comprehensively evaluate the DISCUSS program. Specifically, the investigation centered on…

Volume 1, Issue 1 published

Publication of Volume 1, Issue 1 The Journal of Sport for Development (JSFD) is pleased to announce the publication of its first Issue. JSFD is the first peer-reviewed, open-access journal devoted to exclusively publishing research from the field of Sport for Development (SFD). The journal was developed in response to a need to establish a […]

Sport for Development Programmes for Girls and Women: A Global Assessment

Using a framework of sport for development (SFD) theory and programme objectives set forth by the UN, this study identified trends in sport for SFD programmes for girls and women. The number of SFD programmes, objectives, and intended impacts identified in this study suggests that the abundance of policies supporting sport and women’s development is a step forward in the quest for global gender equity and the achievement of various Millennium Development Goals […]

GIZ/YDF and youth as drivers of Sport for Development in the African context

The 2010 FIFA World Cup attracted key development agencies to the African continent such as GIZ which created a Youth Development through Football (YDF) programme for implementation in ten African countries. A social impact assessment conducted in 2011 revealed changes at the overall objective level. The S•DIAT (Sport-in-Development Impact Assessment Tool) was utilised which followed a pre-post comparative design […]