cultural competence among sport psychologists and sport psychology professionals. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to explore how multicultural training and cultural awareness are currently being integrated into sport psychology training programs, research, and applied practice. The need for
Rena M.G. Curvey, Shannon C. White, Emily A. Murphy, Travis R. Scheadler, Myles T. Englis, Laura L. Phelps, and Candice N. Hargons
Nicole T. Gabana, Jeffrey B. Ruser, Mariya A. Yukhymenko-Lescroart, and Jenelle N. Gilbert
consider aspects of an athlete’s identity that may predispose them to a more grateful mindset. Understanding the intersection between gratitude and demographic factors (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity, spirituality, religion) is important from a multicultural perspective, as it considers how individual
Matthew P. Martens, Michael Mobley, and Samuel J. Zizzi
One of the challenges facing the field of applied sport psychology involves addressing the needs of athletes of various racial/ethnic backgrounds. An important step in facing this challenge is providing sport psychology graduate students with training in multicultural issues. A review of current models of sport psychology graduate training reveals a lack of emphasis on multicultural training. In this article we offer a description of multicultural training. We also provide a rationale for its inclusion in sport psychology programs and present several models and ideas for implementing multicultural training.
Shan-Hui (Tiffany) Hsu and Rose Chepyator-Thomson
The purpose of the study focused on how textbook authors in secondary school physical education used multicultural education concepts, using Banks’ (2006a) dimensions and Sleeter and Grant’s (1999) approaches. Data collection methods included examination of textbooks’ chapters, indexes, and references in five textbooks. Constant comparison method was used in data analysis. The findings of the study follow: 1) Most textbook authors treated multicultural education as an additive concept in the curriculum section and emphasized issues of gender and disability, 2) all of the textbook authors adopted either Banks’ or Sleeter and Grant’s multicultural education approaches, (3) Harrison, Blakemore, and Buck addressed issues of gender, disability and ethnicity in content objectives, and 4) Metzler addressed issues of gender and disability with Banks’ content integration and equity-based pedagogy concepts. An implication concerns incorporation of multicultural education concepts in curriculum and pedagogy in preparation of preservice teachers in secondary school physical education.
subjected to perpetual racism, sexism, and Islamophobia by dominant cultural systems, both overtly and covertly. What has become apparent over 30 years of my working life, but more especially in sport and psychology, is the intersectional systems that oppress someone of a multicultural identity that extends
Nicole T. Gabana, Aaron D’Addario, Matteo Luzzeri, Stinne Soendergaard, and Y. Joel Wong
the clinical intake, the same way one would assess topics such as gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or family background from a multicultural approach. Regarding the performer as a person first, with a multifaceted identity, can aid practitioners in gathering vital information
Anthony P. Kontos and Alfiee M. Breland-Noble
This article examines from a theoretical perspective the most pertinent issues related to providing sport psychology consulting to athletes of color. A review of multicultural concepts including identity, acculturation/enculturation, generalizations, and stereotyping is presented. These concepts provide a framework within which to address issues and examples pertinent to African American, Latino, Asian American, and American Indian athletes. A multicultural sport psychology approach incorporating worldview and integrative theory is examined. Finally, future issues in multicultural sport psychology including changes in the population, female athletes of color, and the need for sport psychologists of color are discussed.
Discrimination against an individual based on their racial background Multiculturalism The acknowledgement and affirmative action in practice in the presence of and support of multiple cultural, ethnic, racial, or national groups and the experiences they bring with them Race in the Area of Sport Individuals in
Arguably, two aspects of national identity that Canadians are most recognized for are hockey and multiculturalism; yet, few scholars have examined the implications of Canada’s mythological and nostalgic hockey culture for immigrants from various racial and ethnic backgrounds. This analysis uses Twitter to gain uncensored insight into how Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi (HNIC Punjabi) is received by the general Canadian public. It is argued that when people of color become visible in traditionally white arenas (such as hockey) some Canadians are flummoxed by the sight of multiculturalism, while not necessarily being opposed to the idea of it. Laughter was also observed as a common reaction to HNIC Punjabi; consequently, despite the promise of a multicultural society, Punjabi Sikh Canadians are situated as paradoxical to hockey in Canada.
Maureen R. Weiss
Motor Control/Learning Research, and Multicultural Issues in Physical Activity and Sport, consists of articles that expand on historical reflections of research trends, topics, and themes offered by Jane Clark (2017) and Robert Christina (2017) in their August 2017 publications in KR . The backdrop for