Tag archives for Sport for development

Immediate outcomes and implementation of a sport for development coach education programme in Belize

Paul M. Wright1, Jennifer M. Jacobs1, Steven Howell1, James D. Ressler1 1Northern Illinois University, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education Corresponding author email: pwright@niu.edu Citation: Wright, P.M., Jacobs, J.M., Howell, S., Ressler, J.D. Immediate outcomes and implementation of a sport for development coach education programme in Belize. Journal of Sport for Development. 2018; 6(10): 45-59. […]

Levelling the playing field: Human capability approach and lived realities for sport and gender in the West Indies

Sarah Zipp1, John Nauright2 1The International Institute for Social Studies at Erasmus University and the University of Stirling 2The University of North Texas Corresponding author email: sarah.zipp@stir.ac.uk Citation: Zipp, S., Nauright, J. Levelling the playing field: Human capability approach and lived realities for sport and gender in the West Indies. Journal of Sport for Development. […]

Using report analysis as a sport for development and peace research tool: The case of El Salvador Olimpica Municipal’s programme

Tegwen Gadais1, Andrew Webb2, Alejandra Garcia Rodriguez3 1University of Quebec in Montreal, Department of Physical Activity Sciences 2Carleton University, Sprott School of Business 3Laval University, Faculty of Administration Sciences Corresponding author email: gadais.tegwen@uqam.ca Citation: Gadais, T., Webb, A., Garcia, A. Using report analysis as a sport for development and peace research tool: The case of […]

A programme evaluation of ‘Exploring Our Strengths and Our Future’: Making sport relevant to the educational, social, and emotional needs of youth

Meredith A. Whitley1, William V. Massey2, Kelly Farrell 1 1 Adelphi University, Department of Exercise Science, Health Studies, Physical Education, & Sport Management 2 Oregon State University, College of Public Health and Human Sciences Corresponding author email: mwhitley@adelphi.edu Citation: Whitley, M.A., Massey, W.V., Farrel, K. A programme evaluation of ‘Exploring Our Strengths and Our Future’: […]

Sport for development for Aboriginal youth in Canada: A scoping review

Kevin Gardam1, Audrey R. Giles2, Lyndsay M.C. Hayhurst3 1Department of Health Sciences, Lakehead University 2School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa 3School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University Corresponding author email: agiles@uottowa.ca Citation: Gardam, K., Giles, A., Hayhurst, M.C. Sport for development for Aboriginal youth in Canada: A scoping review. Journal of Sport for […]

‘They don’t see my disability anymore’ – The outcomes of sport for development programmes in the lives of people in the Pacific

Alexandra Devine1, Aleisha Carrol2, Sainimili Naivalu3, Senmilia Seru3, Sally Baker1, Belinda Bayak-Bush2,Kathryn James2, Lousie Larcombe1, Tarryn Brown2, Manjula Marella1 1Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne 2CBM Australia 3Fiji Disabled People’s Association Corresponding author email: devinea@unimelb.edu.au Download article as PDF ABSTRACT In many settings, people with disabilities are marginalised from the socio-economic activities of […]

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

Corliss Bean1, Tanya Forneris1 1University of Ottawa, Department of Human Kinetics Corresponding author email: cbean@uottawa.ca 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 […]

Discourses at Work in Media Reports on Right To Play’s “Promoting Life-Skills in Aboriginal Youth” Program

The Promoting Life-Skills in Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) program, developed by Right To Play, in partnership with First Nations communities and with the support of the Government of Ontario, has been used as an attempt to foster life-skills development in First Nations youth. In this study, we employ critical discourse analysis to investigate the way that both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal media sources produce understandings of PLAY. Our results indicate that there is a sharp divide between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal sources…

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…

Advancing the Evidence Base of Sport for Development: A New Open-Access, Peer-Reviewed Journal

This editorial clarifies for researchers, implementers, funders and policy-makers how JSFD fits into the expanding sport for development landscape. Our objective is to examine, advance and disseminate evidence, best practices, and lessons learned from SFD programmes and interventions. We aim to publish both quantitative and qualitative studies that can better inform the SFD sector. This includes […]

Sport for Development events and social capital building: a critical analysis of experiences from Sri Lanka

In answering the call for empirical evaluations, this paper investigated the role of a sport-for-development project in contributing to intergroup development and social capital building between disparate communities in ethnically divided Sri Lanka. Thirty-one semi-structured interviews were conducted with various stakeholders after the weekend-long Intercultural Sports Meeting project in rural Sri Lanka, assessing participant experiences, behaviour […]

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 […]