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Educating parents of children in sport about abuse using narrative pedagogy
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-19, 13:57 authored by Jennifer McMahonJennifer McMahon, Knight, C, McGannon, KR
Research on abuse in sport reveals that sporting environments are unique contexts where athlete abuse can occur. An international panel on ‘safe sport’ identified the need to implement strategies to ensure sport is safe for all. One strategy identified as a way of preventing abuse from occurring in sport is to educate the parents of athletes. This study centres on an education intervention implemented with 14 parents from a gymnastics and swimming context where narrative pedagogy (e.g. athletes’ stories of abuse) was used. As a result of engaging with narrative pedagogy, parents were able to identify unacceptable coaching practices. However, the extent of several dominant cultural ideologies (e.g. competitive performance ideology) became known through the parents’ responses and influenced the way they took up the athletes’ abuse stories.
Publication titleSociology of Sport Journal
Department/SchoolFaculty of Education
PublisherHuman Kinetics Inc
Place of publicationUSA
Rights statementCopyright 2018 Human Kinetics, Inc.