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Maarten A. Immink

embracing the diversity of global research in the motor learning and development fields, JMLD can stimulate and enrich our research disciplines, increase scholar visibility, grow research networks and collaborations, and attract new scholars to the NASPSPA community. References Arunachalam , S. ( 2004

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George B. Cunningham, Janet S. Fink, and James J. Zhang

progressed, sport management researchers continued to explore these topics but also expanded into issues of diversity strategies ( Doherty & Chelladurai, 1999 ; Fink et al., 2003 ) and an expanded diversity focus beyond gender alone ( Armstrong & Peretto Stratta, 2004 ; Frisby & Millar, 2002 ; Singer

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David I. Anderson and Richard E.A. van Emmerik

its conflicts were connected with discussions about the appropriateness of the shift from the professional focus to a disciplinary focus espoused by Henry ( 1964 ) and the appropriate label for a discipline with such a diversity of content, methods of inquiry, and potential applications ( Henry, 1978

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R. Scott Kretchmar and Cesar R. Torres

moving forward, with ever increasing sophistication, scope, and diversity, in the enquiring spirit proposed by Osterhoudt almost 50 years ago. Integration of the Philosophy of Sport With Other Disciplines When Brooks’s volume was published 40 years ago, the philosophy of sport was not well integrated

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Diane L. Gill, Erin J. Reifsteck, and Leilani Madrigal

for cultural sport psychology , with more research on cultural issues, as well as cultural competence and social justice, in professional practice (e.g.,  Fisher et al., 2003 ; Ryba et al., 2010 ; Schinke & Hanrahan, 2009 ). Recent events have called attention to cultural diversity, equity, and

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Jane E. Clark and Jill Whitall

. Second, it would be wrong to assume that almost everyone adopted this approach. Diversity of research perspectives always exists. In summary, after 1982, the Dynamical Systems/Perception Action Approach was influential in reconceptualizing the emergence of invariant behavioral stages or motor programs

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Terese Wilhelmsen, Marit Sørensen, and Ørnulf N. Seippel

ability in PE may also impede positive peer relations and lead to rivalry and devaluation of diversity ( Obrusnikova & Dillon, 2012 ). Previous studies support the association between perceived mastery climate and positive correlates such as enjoyment, task orientation, and confidence in sport and PE, and

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George B. Cunningham, Erin Buzuvis, and Chris Mosier

terminology. Illustrative of the diversity of language used, Beemyn and Rankin ( 2011 ) collected data from over 1,200 transgender individuals. They asked the participants to list the term they preferred when describing their gender identity and expression, and 479 unique descriptors emerged. Examples include

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Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, Erica M. Taylor, and T. Gilmour Reeve

to broader understandings in kinesiology. In addition, an understanding of philosophical and historical issues will help prepare the future professionals for the numerous ethical questions they will face on graduation. Coursework in the humanities helps students understand and appreciate diversity

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David I. Anderson

the likes of Alexander and Feldenkrais and those who have followed their leads. Limiting the special issue to the current contributions does not do justice to the diversity of CAAME that currently exist. The origins of these approaches are ancient, although they proliferated in Western culture greatly