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Bad sports : the risks associated with not 'fitting in'

Hickey, Christopher 2003, Bad sports : the risks associated with not 'fitting in', Journal of physical education New Zealand, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 3-14.

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Title Bad sports : the risks associated with not 'fitting in'
Author(s) Hickey, Christopher
Journal name Journal of physical education New Zealand
Volume number 36
Issue number 1
Start page 3
End page 14
Publisher Physical Education New Zealand
Place of publication Wellington, New Zealand
Publication date 2003-05
ISSN 1172-5958
Keyword(s) peer acceptance
rejection
Summary This paper is about peer rejection and bullying in schools and the tragic consequences that it can have. The focus of the paper is in the ways schools interact with groups of young males and, more importantly, those who are left out of these groupings. My concern is that schools currently give too little attention to informing and/or shaping the peer group practices of young people. I argue that the current educational theory and practice focus too heavily on individuals and their potential to act independently and overlook the all-important socialization that takes place within and between groups. Drawing on two case-studies of young males who experience peer rejection, I seek to raise concerns about the contemporary socializing practices of young males and the burgeoning need for schools to play a role in bringing about change. Given the continued prominence of sport as a trajectory for defining the dominant masculinity, I believe that it is critical that physical educators engage with the discussions and debates that surround this topic.
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Language eng
Field of Research 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, Physical Education New Zealand Inc.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001867

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