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Sport Development: Policy, Process and Practice, third edition



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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 5/3/2013.

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At a time of profound change in the economic, social, political and sporting landscape, sport development faces important challenges. Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, Sport Development: Policy, Process and Practiceis still the most detailed, authoritative and comprehensive guide to all aspects of contemporary sport development. The book examines the roles of those working in and around sport development and explores the most effective methods by which professionals and volunteers can promote interest, participation or performance in sport. Combining essential theory with practical analysis, the book covers key topics, themes and issues found on the sport development curriculum, including: Sport policy Developing 'Sport for All' Addressing Inequality in Sport Community sport development Partnerships in sport PE and school sport Sport and health Resources for Developing Sport Voluntary Sports Clubs and Sport Development Sport Development and Sports Coaching Disability and Sport Development Researching and Evaluating Sports Development Sport Development and the Olympic/Paralympic Games International Sport and Development Each chapter contains a full range of pedagogical features to aid learning and understanding, including revision questions, and case studies, while a new companion website provides additional teaching and learning resources, including self-test questions and useful weblinks for students, and Powerpoint slides and a test bank for lecturers. Sport Development: Policy, Process and Practiceis an invaluable resource for all students, researchers and professionals working in sport development.

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