Sporty Girls

Other examples of empowerment models include school-based initiatives such as the ongoing “Girls Active” programme run by the Youth Sport Trust which delivers sport programmes for teenage girls between the ages of 11 and 14 in the UK.

Author: Sheryl Clark

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030672492

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 193

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This book engages with the ongoing question of why many girls stop doing sport and physical activity in their teenage years. Previous research has found that many girls’ disengagement from sport takes place despite their childhood enjoyment and that frequently these same women take up sport again as adults. Within these chapters, Sheryl Clark explores what it is about this period of time that persuades many girls to disengage from sports when their male peers continue to take part; why some girls continue to take part; and most importantly how girls understand this participation. She suggests that girls’ participation in sport should be viewed as part of their ongoing constructions of ‘successful girlhood’ within a competitive schooling system and broader socioeconomic context.

Linguistic variation identity construction and cognition

2.3.1.2 The Sporty Girls The Sporty Girls were active in the school, though many of them had been more involved in previous years. Though distinct groups at the beginning of the year, contact between The PCs and The Sporty Girls ...

Author: Katie K. Drager

Publisher: Language Science Press

ISBN: 3946234240

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

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Speakers use a variety of different linguistic resources in the construction of their identities, and they are able to do so because their mental representations of linguistic and social information are linked. While the exact nature of these representations remains unclear, there is growing evidence that they encode a great deal more phonetic detail than traditionally assumed and that the phonetic detail is linked with word-based information. This book investigates the ways in which a lemma’s phonetic realisation depends on a combination of its grammatical function and the speaker’s social group. This question is investigated within the context of the word like as it is produced and perceived by students at an all girls’ high school in New Zealand. The results are used to inform an exemplar-based model of speech production and perception in which the quality and frequency of linguistic and non-linguistic variants contribute to a speaker’s style.

The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport Leisure and Physical Education

...social norms around being female and feminine are still affecting girls' attitudes and behaviour. Notably, being 'sporty' is still widely seen as a masculine trait. While 'sporty' boys are valued and admired by peers, 'sporty girls' ...

Author: Louise Mansfield

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137533188

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 888

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This handbook provides an original, comprehensive and unparalleled overview of feminist scholarship in sport, leisure and physical education. It captures the complexities of past, current and future developments in feminism while highlighting its theoretical, methodological and empirical applications. It also critically engages with policy and practice issues for women and girls taking part in sport and leisure pursuits and in physical education provision. The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education is international in scope and includes the work of established and emerging feminist scholars. It will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, gender studies, sport sciences, and sports business and management.

The Sociology of Sport and Physical Education

found that girls dislike mixed physical education more than boys (Lirgg, 1993) and that these feelings increase as ... (48) Accordingly, sporty girls come up against the culture of femininity which as we have demonstrated is at odds ...

Author: Anthony Laker

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415235936

Category: Education

Page: 240

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This text, intended for undergraduates on various education and sport related degree courses, covers the key, current issues in the field of sociology of sport and physical education. The first section of the text covers the importance of sport in culture, its theoretical background, and methodological issues in research. The main body of the text then discusses issues including the sporting body, participation and socialisation into sport, the hidden curriculum, critical pedagogy, and sport and the media. Laker discusses in depth gender, race and ethnicity, class, and equality, and he looks at sport and the media, and the involvement of politics. The chapters are each rounded off with challenging 'reflection' questions, activities and tasks for the reader to fulfill.

Women Football and Europe

As well as being a different sport, the girls also enjoyed the football coaching because it was not dominated by what they defined as 'sporty girls'— i.e. female pupils with high skill levels in all curriculum sports.

Author: Jonathan Magee

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1841262250

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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It is undeniable that Association football is a global game with huge popularity. Yet what is known as 'women's football' receives far less support, financial assistance, media coverage and academic attention than the men's game. Consequently the story of women's football remains largely untold and its potential as a sports-related discussion is yet to be fulfilled. Women, Football and Europe is a collection of essays that contributes new knowledge on women's football. Volume 1 deals with historical aspects of the game, equality issues, and the experiences of those involved, while volume 2 looks at individual topics such as the 2005 UEFA Women's Championships, the pressures and constraints on female coaches, and the key issues affecting the development of the women's game in England and Europe.

Women and Sport in Latin America

One such organization, the Women's Sports Foundation, provides funding in the form of grants. The Foundation is the leading organization on girls' and women's participation in physical activity and sport. Founded by Billie Jean King in ...

Author: Rosa Lopez de D'Amico

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317565738

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 286

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This multidisciplinary book draws on sociology, cultural studies, anthropology and history, to explore the diversity, challenges and achievements of Latin American women in sport. It offers an in-depth analysis of women’s sport in ten countries across Latin America, insights into the sport activities of indigenous peoples, and the contributions of Latin American women to sport living outside of the region. The book also provides a comprehensive overview of international developments in gender and sport research, policy development and theory, and addresses sport participation at many levels including in school-based physical education, community and high performance contexts.

Girls Style and School Identities

But like the beauty girls, she was proud of her style and her ability to resist the temptation to continuously try to be “like them.” Diane felt that her sporty look announced to other girls that she was happy with her body and that she ...

Author: S. Pomerantz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230612504

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Writing against the grain of popular perception and moral panic, Pomerantz offers an intricate look at the importance of style for girls in school. Based on a year long ethnography in a Canadian high school, Pomerantz highlights style as a meaning-making practice that demands to be taken seriously.

Kicking Off

girls agree with the statement that 'Girls are self-conscious about their bodies'. ... While sporty boys are valued and admired by their peers, sporty girls are not (at least not in the same way), and, for many, the fear of falling foul ...

Author: Sarah Shephard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147291385X

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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There's a battle being fought. It's raging on the sports fields, in the newsrooms and behind the scenes at every major broadcaster. Women in sport are fighting for equality with more vigour than ever, but are they breaking down the barriers that stand in their way? Sarah Shephard looks behind the headlines to see whether progress is really being made and tells the stories that can no longer be ignored. It's time for women to switch their focus from the battlefield to the sports field, once and for all. This candid and revealing book asks the questions at the forefront of the debate about women in sport: · Why do the most successful female athletes earn less than their male counterparts? · Why do so few elite sportswomen have the profile their talent deserves? · Why are girls still growing up believing that sport is 'for boys'? With contributions from women involved in sport at the highest level, including Chrissie Wellington, Maggie Alphonsi, Kelly Smith and Nicole Cooke, who reveal their personal experiences of being at the top of their game.

Race Youth Sport Physical Activity and Health

(Sam) But girly girls don't like sports. They're the ones who scream when the ball comes near them, worry about chipping their nails. (Fizzy) Other young women's narratives illustrated the fluidity and multiplicity of identity (Azzarito ...

Author: Symeon Dagkas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351122924

Category: Education

Page: 200

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‘Race’, Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Health provides a resource that addresses ‘race’ and racism in an accessible way by contextualizing theory with practical evidence-based examples drawn from global geographical and cultural settings. This is the first book to focus on issues of ‘race’ and racism in youth sport, physical activity and health. Drawing on critical race theory, intersectionality and post-feminism, and presenting a range of international empirical case studies, it explores racialization processes in pedagogical and non-pedagogical settings. The book examines how ‘race’ and racism in pedagogical settings shape young peoples’ dispositions towards participation in sport and physical activity, and how identity discourses are being shaped in contemporary sport, physical activity and health. Essential reading for anybody working in sport and exercise studies, physical education, sociology or health studies.

The Really Useful Physical Education Book

Girls were more likely to receive less sport than boys, 56 per cent failing to receive the minimum target compared to a national ... PE and School Sport meet the needs of 'sporty' girls but are often unappealing to less active girls.

Author: Gary Stidder

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317285700

Category: Education

Page: 270

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The Really Useful Physical Education Book offers support, guidance and practical ideas for effective, innovative and imaginative physical education lessons. Underpinned by easy-to-understand theory, this second edition is fully updated in line with the National Curriculum for Physical Education at Key Stages 3 and 4 and provides a wide range of high-quality lessons alongside engaging teaching examples and methodologies. With an emphasis on inclusive physical education, it highlights the ways in which schools can re-design the curriculum to ensure maximum enjoyment for all pupils. Key topics covered include: • Planning, progression and assessment • Health and safety issues • Inclusive track and field athletics • Adapting activities to support SEND • Swimming and water-based activities • Alternative activities including street-surfing and combat sports • Introducing dance into the curriculum • Enjoyable gymnastics for physical literacy • On-site adventurous activities • Values-based teaching • Teaching accredited awards • Using new and emerging technologies The Really Useful Physical Education Book offers essential advice and inspiration for both trainee and practising teachers responsible for the 11–16 age range. It is a must-read for all those who want to make their lesson inclusive and fun whilst promoting a healthy lifestyle and enthusiasm for lifelong activity.