Ethics Disability and Sports

This volume addresses a range of philosophical and ethical issues in adapted physical activity and disability sports participation more broadly.

Author: Ejgil Jespersen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317967552

Category: Philosophy

Page: 190

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This volume addresses a range of philosophical and ethical issues in adapted physical activity and disability sports participation more broadly. It is comprised of a range of essays by international scholars whose backgrounds embrace different traditions of philosophy, pedagogy and adapted physical activity. The principal aim of the symposium was to open up and critically explore a range of conceptual and ethical issues and perspectives that have arisen with respect to the engagement of persons with dis/abilities in a range of physical activity contexts including, but not exclusively located in, mainstream sporting activities. This book was published as a special issue in Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.

Disability in the Global Sport Arena

www.routledge.coml97804 l 5487979 Related titles from Routledge Ethics, Disability and Sports Edited by Ejgil jespersen and Michael 1. McNamee This timely book is comprised of a range of essays by international scholars Whose ...

Author: Jill M. Le Clair

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135694241

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 254

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Sport is often at the centre of battles for rights to inclusion linked to class, race and gender, and this book explores struggles centred on disability in different cultural settings in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Oceania. It challenges oversights and assumptions about the ‘normal’ body, and describes how individual and organizational transformations can occur through sport. The abilities of a person are recognised and placed centre stage - instead of the individual being forgotten, excluded, or placed at the margins simply because they have a disability. National, regional and global change is part of the shift to the rights based approach reflected in the 2006 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Making sport inclusive affects the accessibility of facilities, funding, the media, policies, programs, organisations, sponsors and spectators, and at the same time changes the cultural values of the wider society. It also raises issues about competition access and eligibility for ‘different’ and technologically enhanced ‘cyborg’ bodies, and for those most socially disadvantaged. Addressing these questions which ultimately touch on the real meaning of sport can lead to profound changes in people’s attitudes, and how sport is organized locally and globally. Growth in the influential global organisations of the Paralympic Games, Special Olympics and Deaflympics is examined, as is the approach to disability in sport in both advantaged and resource poor countries. The embodied lives of persons with disabilities are explored utilizing new theoretical models, perspectives and approaches. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

High Performance Disability Sport Coaching

... study within current debates and contemporary literature from coaching, elite sport, and disability sport domains. ... Each author sought the ethical approval appropriate to them in their institution and each identified coach gave ...

Author: Geoffery Z. Kohe

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317507161

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 218

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As the profile of disability sport has risen, so has the emphasis grown beyond participation to include the development of a high performance environment. This book is the first to take an in-depth look at the role of coaches and coaching in facilitating the professionalisation of disability sport, in raising performance standards, and as an important vector for the implementation of significant political, socio-cultural and technological change. Using in-depth case studies of elite disability sport coaches from around the world, the book offers a framework for critical reflection on coaching practice as well as the reader’s own experiences of disability sport. The book also evaluates the vital role of the coach in raising the bar of performance in a variety of elite level disability sports, including athletics, basketball, boccia, equestrian sport, rowing, soccer, skiing, swimming and volleyball. Providing a valuable evidence-based learning resource to support coaches and students in developing their own practice, High Performance Disability Sport Coaching is essential reading for all those interested in disability sport, coaching practice, elite sport development and the Paralympic Games.

The Ethics of Sports Technologies and Human Enhancement

that should be prohibited by disability sports authorities on grounds of sports and sports ethical logic, even if one does not accept the human dignity argument, which, I acknowledge, is deeply contested.

Author: Thomas H. Murray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000151985

Category: Philosophy

Page: 474

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This volume presents articles which focus on the ethical evaluation of performance-enhancing technologies in sport. The collection considers whether drug doping should be banned; the rationale of not banning ethically contested innovations such as hypoxic chambers; and the implications of the prospects of human genetic engineering for the notion of sport as a development of ’natural’ talent towards human excellence. The essays demonstrate the significance of the principles of preventing harm, ensuring fairness and preserving meaning to appraise whether a particular performance enhancer is acceptable in the context of sport. Selected essays on various forms of human enhancement outside of sport that highlight other principles and concepts are included for comparative purpose. Sport enhancement provides a useful starting point to work through the ethics of enhancement in other human practices and endeavors, and sport enhancement ethics should track broader bioethical debates on human enhancement. As a whole, the volume points to the need to consider the values and meanings that people seek in a given sphere of human activity and their associated principles to arrive at a morally grounded and reasonable approach to enhancement ethics.

Ethics in Sport

In cases like these then , Silvers and Wasserman are convinced and convincing that there are good reasons to argue that certain sports be modified in certain ways to accommodate highly skilled disabled athletes .

Author: William John Morgan

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736064281

Category: Medical

Page: 473

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This is a text for students in sport philosophy, sport ethics, sport management and sport studies courses, as well as a reference for professionals with an interest in sport ethics. World-renowned experts examine the moral and ethical issues surrounding sport in contemporary society, addressing current debates.

The Ethics of Sports Coaching

Antoine, K. (1996) 'The role of the coach in training the athlete with a disability', British Journal of Therapy, 3(8): 436–439. ... Davies, G.A. (2000) 'Disabled sport: Sydney cheats stripped of medals”, Telegraph, 14 Dec.

Author: Alun R Hardman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135282950

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Is the role of the sports coach simply to improve sporting performance? What are the key ethical issues in sports coaching practice? Despite the increasing sophistication of our understanding of the player-sport-coach relationship, the dominant perspective of the sports coach is still an instrumental one, focused almost exclusively on performance, achievement and competitive success. In this ground-breaking new book, leading sport scholars challenge that view, arguing that the coaching process is an inherently moral one with an inescapably ethical dimension, involving intense relationships between players and coaches. The Ethics of Sports Coaching critically examines this moral aspect, develops a powerful idea of what sports coaching ought to be, and argues strongly that coaches must be aware of the ethical implications of their acts. The book is structured around four central themes: the nature of coaching, the character of the coach, coaching specific populations and specific coaching contexts. It explores in detail many of the key ethical issues in contemporary sports coaching, including: coaching special populations the ethics of talent identification understanding the limits of performance enhancement coaching dangerous sports expatriate coaching setting professional standards in sports coaching. Combining powerful theoretical positions with clear insights into the everyday realities of sports coaching practice, this is an agenda-setting book. It is essential reading for all students, researchers and practitioners with an interest in sports coaching or the ethics and philosophy of sport.

Sport Ethics in Context

However, prior to the 19th century there was no concept of normal and abnormal, nor was there a concept of the disabled in relation to a standard (Davis 1995, p. 24). The work of statistician Adolphe Quetelet (1796—1847) was central to ...

Author: Debra Shogan

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 9781551303321

Category: Philosophy

Page: 183

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A thought-provoking collection of essays that explores what constitutes the ethical domain, ethical practice, ethics education, and ethics -- all in the context of sport. This book goes beyond the usual focus in sport ethics on responsibilities, and explores ethical responsibilities to team mates, coaches, and others associated with a team. As well, this collection describes a 'new sport ethics', through which participants might come to question those practices that sport discipline creates. Shogan argues that if sport is to be a vehicle for a better understanding of and appreciation for ethical responses, it is necessary to pay attention to just what is at stake in the ethical domain, including the components of an ethical response and how sport leaders might facilitate ethical responses in a sport environment.

Ethics in Sport

Disabled people may participate in sports and competitions, but normally they have their own games. The relationship between the classic Olympics and the 'Para-Olympics' is in a way similar to the relationship between men's and women's ...

Author: William J J. Morgan

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492586746

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

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Ethical and moral dilemmas in sport have not diminished since Ethics in Sport was last published. The need to understand and confront such issues is at a premium, and this latest edition of Ethics in Sport will ground readers in the issues and the stakes involved. Ethics in Sport has long been known as a go-to source that tackles the moral and ethical issues in today’s sport culture. This third edition retains many of the previous editions’ thoughtful and timeless pieces, which speak directly to current issues, while adding 17 new essays to the mix. The inclusion of these new essays reflects the increasing sophistication of the philosophy of sport literature as well as the growth in the field. Together, these essays from well-known authors give students classic and contemporary views of topics where sports and ethics collide. This sweeping anthology of relevant and cutting-edge essays covers a variety of topics, including doping, the use of technology, gender controversies, and much more. The book is organized into five parts, with part I looking at the nature of sport, including its internal values and moral foundations. Part II investigates competition and fair play, including aspects of sportsmanship, winning, cheating, and gamesmanship. Part III examines doping and genetic enhancement in sport, including gene doping, “mechanical doping,” and drug-enhanced performance. In part IV the essays explore gender and sexual equality in sport, including sex segregation and the concept of gender equality. Part V delves into issues of race, spectatorship, and politics, investigating political philosophy as it applies to sports, the fascination with sports heroes, and the ethics of supporting teams. Ethics in Sport, Third Edition, comes with an instructor guide that includes a sample syllabus, sample assignment topics, and answers to the discussion questions to facilitate class conversations. It also offers suggested class assignments for each of the five parts in the book to spur deeper discussion and understanding of the ethical issues presented in the book. With its wealth of new essays, Ethics in Sport keeps you abreast of current ethical issues in sport. As such, this text is ideal for courses in sport ethics and ethics in sport and philosophy. It is also useful as a reference for scholars, researchers, ethicists, sociologists, and philosophers of sport.

Modern Sport Ethics A Reference Handbook 2nd Edition

BlazeSports A legacy organization of the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta, BlazeSports serves over 13,000 youth and adults with physical disabilities through adaptive sport and recreation. It offers youth programs, veterans' programs, ...

Author: Angela Lumpkin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440851162

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 396

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The descriptions and examples of unethical behaviors in sport in this book will challenge readers to rethink how they view sport and question whether participating in sport builds character—especially at the youth and amateur levels. • Describes and analyzes key ethical issues, such as cheating, fair play, violence, discriminatory actions, and the use of performance-enhancing drugs, in a single volume • Identifies how ethical problems in sport affect sport in the United States and internationally but also significantly impact society overall • Examines significant events and influential individuals to provide a historical and sociological context for understanding how and why individuals behave unethically in sport • Provides a wealth of information and resources that describe how poor behaviors of athletes, coaches, and parents in sport can be changed through educational interventions and a reemphasis on values like integrity

Disability Sport

It would be naive to believe that disability sport is immune to the ethical dilemmas that are found in able-bodied Olympic sport. Performance-enhancing efforts through banned means (such as boosting and doping) have become important ...

Author: Karen P. DePauw

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492583899

Category: Education

Page: 408

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The e-book format allows readers to bookmark, highlight, and take notes throughout the text. When purchased through the HK site, access to the e-book is immediately granted when your order is received.