She'll be right?

An Australian perspective on caring for young people in physical education and sport

Keith Lyons

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Abstract

This chapter explores issues surrounding practice, pedagogy, and policy relating to touch in physical education teaching and sport coaching in Australia. It is a contribution to the open discussion of touch inspired by the work of Heather Piper and her colleagues in general and the publication of a special edition of the journal Sport, Education and Society (Piper et al. 2013a) in particular. It refl ects the view that discussions about touch must acknowledge contextual complexity and nuance, at a time when ‘common sense is itself a problematic and disputed idea’ (Piper et al. 2013b: p. 578). Given Australia’s cultural diversity, it is important that any discussion of touch in teaching and coaching is sensitive to this reality (Santoro et al. 2011).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTouch in Sports Coaching and Physical Education
Subtitle of host publicationFear, Risk and Moral Panic
EditorsH Piper
Place of PublicationNew York, USA
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter9
Pages135-150
Number of pages16
Volume35
ISBN (Electronic)9780203404362
ISBN (Print)9780415829762
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society
PublisherRoutledge
Volume35

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Lyons, K. (2015). She'll be right? An Australian perspective on caring for young people in physical education and sport. In H. Piper (Ed.), Touch in Sports Coaching and Physical Education: Fear, Risk and Moral Panic (Vol. 35, pp. 135-150). (Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society ; Vol. 35). New York, USA: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203404362