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John Corlett

Although today some athletic events are organized by those without any administrative qualifications, much of modern sport management reflects the technocratic global culture from which it springs: formalized, institutionalized, and professionalized. Some recent critical assessments of our dominant philosophical influences have been extremely unkind to the administrative practices that they have spawned. Among the charges leveled is that management, in general, lacks a moral and epistemological base and is self-serving and antidemocratic. Much of this criticism is relevant to the management of modern sport. This paper presents an overview of the positions of philosophers Alasdair Maclntyre, John Ralston Saul, and Charles Taylor and examines management's relationship to sport in light of their critiques. A general philosophical framework is constructed upon which specific questions about specific activities of sport management can be asked and possibly answered. The results have implications for the education and work of sport managers.

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Mark R. Lyberger

the perfect way to hinder motivation in learning is to expect mediocre performance. Value-centric teaching is about creating a memorable learning environment that is attractive, meaningful, and relevant. It is modeled on a philosophy of “shared learning,” where students and others are invited to be

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Jeffrey D. James

observation, focus groups, and interviews. What was missing from the program of study was course work through which students were challenged to understand inquiry not only from a philosophy of science perspective, but also from the philosophy of inquiry. In other words, to challenge individuals to understand

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Priscila Alfaro-Barrantes, Brittany L. Jacobs, and Brian Wendry

was not until the early 1990s that higher education institutions committed to supporting their communities. That same year, Giles and Eyler ( 1994 ) provided the first conceptual framework of service-learning, rooted in the educational, social, and political philosophies of Dewey ( 1916 ). From this

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Emily Sparvero, Randall Griffiths, and Jacob Tingle

: “Put up and shut up or get out!” Still, he realized that resorting to that philosophy would be a shame. There are several coaches who have gotten some good results in the past, but Bobby has yet to figure out what they are doing. They don’t seem to have any rhyme or reason for what they do. If they

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Velina B. Brackebusch

-class reflexive activities through different avenues such as the athletic department and the sport nonprofit organization. Reflexive Work The concept of reflecting comes from the experiential learning process. Experiential learning is defined as “both a philosophy and methodology in which educators purposefully

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Frederik Ehlen, Jess C. Dixon, and Todd M. Loughead

committed to them, only if you make your decisions based on them, and only if you constantly reinforce them. Interviewer: What is your personal philosophy on how to effectively lead people? Peddie: Well, it goes back to vision and values again. I have read empirical research that says that if you are a

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Jeffrey Graham, Allison Smith, and Sylvia Trendafilova

they talk about the culture of working in sport? How would you describe the culture of working in sport based on your own experience? a. Do common elements of the sport participant philosophy (e.g., sacrifice for the team, commitment, long hours of hard training, facetime, travel on weekends) come

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Adam Cohen and Calvin Nite

groups whose tasks were better suited to their individual strengths while also allowing them a chance to acquaint themselves with their classmates. In addition, the goal of this specific class was to guide the students and not micromanage. This philosophy aimed to heighten levels of ownership among the

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Megan B. Shreffler, Samuel H. Schmidt, and James Weiner

, Ryan stated that he could teach the selling part of the position. His philosophy, and that of many of the practitioners in the study, is to find someone who has the face-to-face experience and apply those skills to a sales position within a sport organization. For these practitioners, while having