Drawing on de Coubertin’s Olympism philosophy in the secondary school rugby experience

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dc.contributor.author Bennett, Blake en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-11T22:32:11Z en
dc.date.issued 2017 en
dc.identifier.citation Diagoras: International Academic Journal on Olympic Studies 1:191-208 2017 en
dc.identifier.issn 2565-196X en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41082 en
dc.description.abstract The literature indicates that the values of, and justification for, rugby participation in Japan and New Zealand share many similarities including the development of young males’ character (Abe, 2008; Phillips, 1996). Importantly to the pursuit of Olympism studies, such development resonates with de Coubertin’s intentions for sport participation in young males (Müller, 2000). The current article presents hermeneutic interpretations of texts (conversations) held with Japanese and New Zealand secondary school rugby coaches. Findings reveal the ways Japanese coaches sought to enhance various qualities in their players as they spoke explicitly about developing traits beyond the physical domain. The idea of ningen keisei (人間形成; character development or human cultivation) emerged as the premise of their aims. Conversely, New Zealand coaches indicated that they put emphasis on technical skills, and despite equal opportunity, did not articulate any intention to develop their athletes beyond the physical domain. Although a complete paucity of underlying philosophies regarding character development in New Zealand secondary school rugby coaching practices is not being suggested here, the findings could signal an important consideration for future directions of school-based rugby participation. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Diagoras: The International Academic Journal for Olympic Studies en
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dc.title Drawing on de Coubertin’s Olympism philosophy in the secondary school rugby experience en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.begin-page 191 en
pubs.volume 1 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.author-url http://diagorasjournal.com/index.php/diagoras/article/view/15 en
pubs.end-page 208 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 721246 en
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work en
pubs.org-id Curriculum and Pedagogy en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-01-18 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2017-10-31 en

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