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Sport for development and peace: Surveying actors in the field

Sport for development and peace: Surveying actors in the field

Publication type

Journal Articles

Publisher

Journal of Sport for Development

Year

2019

The authors identified strengths and weaknesses that must be addressed in order to facilitate the field’s growth and development.

Human resources are critical to the success of SDP as a field, and yet little is known about the experience and expertise of the growing number of SDP actors (e.g., practitioners, scholars, students). The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a questionnaire designed to enhance our understanding of the SDP field through the eyes (and experiences) of SDP actors. The current state of the field is assessed, from the definition of SDP to information about the field that is actively sought (e.g., measurement and evaluation, programme design and curriculum, funding) to concerns about limited support, ineffective and inequitable practices, and unclear impact. By understanding actors’ experiences in and expectations of the SDP field, we are able to identify a set of strengths and weaknesses that must be addressed in order to facilitate the field’s growth and development. The paper concludes with a set of recommendations about ways the field can be improved, including enhanced access to resources and research, more quality collaborations and partnerships, and meaningful, rigorous research and evaluation.

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Author

Meredith A. Whitley, Kelly Farrell, Eli A. Wolff, Sarah J. Hillyer

Published

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 08:45

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