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Sports and K-12 Education


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Foreword Preface Introduction: Kicking Off an Inquiry into Sports and K-12 Education Section 1: Sports and Classroom Success Chapter 1- Developing a Classroom Playbook: From the Locker Room to the Classroom Megan M. Buning and K. Jamil Northcutt Chapter 2- The Point of Missed Shots: Pursuing Greatness in the Urban Classroom Halley Gruber Chapter 3- Climbing the Pyramid of Success in a High Stakes Environment Heather Rogers Haverback Chapter 4- Examining the Professional Identities of Academic Teachers and Athletic Coaches: A Case Study of a First-Year Teacher-Coach Alan Brown Section 2: Sports and Identity Chapter 5- Toward an Expansive View of Student-Athletes beyond the Court Robert D. Greim Chapter 6- Student-Athlete Identity Formation and the Relationship between an Athletic Subculture and Academic Success De'Andre L. Shepard Chapter 7- The Language of Teammates and Coaches in Action: Perspectives on Urban Girls' Volleyball and Basketball Teams Antonio E. Naula-Rodriguez Chapter 8- Race, Affect, and Running: A Decolonial Reflection on School Athletics Michael Dominguez Section 3: Sports, Media, and Schools Chapter 9- Sporty Girls and Tomboys: Negotiating the Rhetoric Surrounding Female Athletes Crystal L. Beach and Katie S. Dredger Chapter 10- Between Being and Becoming: The Adolescent-Athlete in Young Adult Fiction Mark A. Lewis and Luke Rodesiler Chapter 11- Beautiful Quarterback Passes, Golf Swings, and ... Teaching Moves? Ian Parker Renga About the Editors About the Contributors

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Ian Parker Renga is Assistant Professor of Education in the Education Department at Western State Colorado University. His research examines the intersection of practice, identity, and culture in teaching and teacher education. Christopher Benedetti is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum at Plymouth State University. His research interests include leader and group psychology, organizational systems, and leader preparation and development.


Speaking as a former collegiate athlete and educator, this book helpfully unpacks many sides of sports in education, providing necessary insights on challenges found in sports and education alike. The authors explore how sports can promote a growth mindset, teach teamwork and cooperation, and bridge cultural and racial gaps. The book provides the experiential data needed to understand multiple issues and navigate them successfully as an educator, coach, or school leader. -- Carly Pederson, K-12 educator and former NCAA athlete
Sports and K-12 Education: Insights for Teachers, Coaches, and School Leaders provides readers with captivating insight into the numerous parallels between athletics and academics. It is masterful collection that belongs in the personal libraries of all educators. This comprehensive examination of the convergence between sports and K-12 education is certain to be an iconic piece of work for years to come. -- Lance Dalleck, associate professor, Exercise and Sport Science, Western State Colorado University
Grappling with current issues, this groundbreaking book represents a major contribution to the fields of physical education and sports worldwide. Many interesting case studies - engaging and real - provide hope and possibility that will build the capacity of K-12 teachers, coaches, and school leaders to create environments in which diverse groups can thrive and reach their full potential. This book will also stimulate and guide professors, students, and other professionals associated with careers in physical education teaching, coaching, and recreation. -- Nick Cutforth, professor, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver

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