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Kelly Cornett, Katherine Bray-Simons, Heather M. Devlin, Sunil Iyengar, Patricia Moore Shaffer and Janet E. Fulton

concurrently aligning their work with similar goals to improve quality of life in communities. 5 The arts sector is a substantial part of the nation’s economy, accounting for 4.3% of the gross domestic product and representing a large array of industries, organizations, and workers. 6 Thus, the purpose of

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Janna LaFountaine

A study of wellness aspects among college student athletes at a mid-sized, church-related, undergraduate, liberal arts college in the upper Midwest was conducted during the 2006-2007 school year. The students were asked by their coaches and team leaders to complete the Wellness Evaluation of Lifestyle tool online. The study sample consisted of 273 college athletes, of which 131 were female and 142 were male. Female college athletes had the highest scores in the following areas: exercise, friendship, and love. The lowest areas were: spirituality, stress Management, nutrition and total wellness. The female athletes scored lower in 14 out of the 20 wellness behavior categories than the male athletes. In the areas of sense of worth, leisure and stress management, female athletes scored significantly lower than the male athletes. Male athletes scored the highest in the areas of exercise, sense of worth and friendship. Male athletes recorded their lowest scores in spirituality, nutrition, work and total wellness. The implications of this study for athletic programs indicate a need to address the specific needs of female athletes compared to male athletes, particularly tactics for dealing with stress, building self-esteem and the use of leisure activities.

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Dean Dudley, John Cairney and Jackie Goodway

the circus arts as intervention medium ( Kriellaars et al., 2019 ) to explore the development of physical literacy in schools. Our first article by John Cairney and colleagues is a comprehensive review into the origins of the physical literacy construct. The authors find writings referencing the

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Bettina Callary and Brian Gearity

Sport: Instructional Strategies. Brian Gearity is director and assistant professor of the master of arts in sport coaching program at the University of Denver. Along with Dr. Bettina Callary, he is co-editor of the upcoming edited book Coach Education and Development in Sport: Instructional Strategies

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Dawn M. Tladi, Malebogo Monnaatsie, Sheila Shaibu, Gaonyadiwe Sinombe, Gaonyadiwe G. Mokone, Lesego Gabaitiri, Leapetswe Malete and Hubona Omphile

, therefore insufficient to grade accurately. Government C The 2011 National Health Policy advocates for physical activity promotion, particularly in young people. The 2010 National Youth Policy strategy advocates for the improvement and access to recreation, sport and creative arts programmes and facilities

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Diego Augusto Santos Silva, Diego Giulliano Destro Christofaro, Gerson Luis de Moraes Ferrari, Kelly Samara da Silva, Nelson Nardo, Roberto Jerônimo dos Santos Silva, Rômulo Araújo Fernandes and Valter Cordeiro Barbosa Filho

. 2007 . http://portal.mec.gov.br/component/content/article?id=16689:saiba-mais-programa-mais-educacao . Accessed February 10, 2018. 7. Ministry of Culture, Brazil . Unified arts and sports centers . 2010 . http://ceus.cultura.gov.br/ . Accessed February 10, 2018. 8. Ministry of Defense, Brazil

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Jon Welty Peachey, Nico Schulenkorf and Ramon Spaaij

around the specific value of sport in contributing to social change. Inspiration may be taken from the Fields of Vision initiative, which aims to bring practitioners and policymakers in dialogue with scholars and researchers across sport and the arts to collaboratively examine its potential economic

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Bradley D. Hatfield, Calvin M. Lu and Jo B. Zimmerman

arts and humanities. Dr. Cesar Torres of the College at Brockport (State University of New York) inspired the audience with a presentation on the role of values in human performance and challenged us to understand the value of pursuing optimal athletic performance. He introduced and explained six kinds

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Heidi J. Syväoja, Anna Kankaanpää, Jouni Kallio, Harto Hakonen, Janne Kulmala, Charles H. Hillman, Anu-Katriina Pesonen and Tuija H. Tammelin

or Swedish); first foreign language (begun in grade 3); mathematics; physics; chemistry; biology; geography; history; religion or ethics; visual arts; music; and physical education. The grades refer to numerical assessment on a scale of 4–10, where 4 denotes a failure and 10 denotes excellent

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Jules Boykoff

. 1; see also King-White, 2018 ). This involves attempts to vocationalize higher education, whereby the immediate use value of knowledge is at a premium and a well-rounded liberal-arts education—let alone the notion of knowledge for the sake of knowledge—is deemed less necessary. To be sure, disdain