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The Sport For Development Metrics & Evaluation Learning Lab Presents…

Findings from a Systematic Review: Sport versus Non-Sport Youth Development Interventions Across Six Global Cities, Part 1 of 2

Presented by Meredith A. Whitley, William V. Massey and Martin Camiré

Presentation Overview:

In this presentation, findings will be shared from a recent systematic review of both academic and grey literature in the Sport for Development (SfD) field. The strength and quality of the research will be described in order to provide a more nuanced understanding of the reported evidence of SfD interventions in six global cities (Cape Town, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Nairobi, and New Orleans). Additionally, given concerns about the isolation of SfD research and evaluation, a critical appraisal of the reported evidence of non-sport youth development interventions in the same six global cities will also be presented.

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  • Join the conversation on Twitter! Follow @S4DLearningLab for live updates and engage with the speakers @DrWhitley (from @AdelphiSBYD), @wvmassey, and @martin_camire.

About Our Speakers:

Meredith A. Whitley: Meredith is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Sport-Based Youth Development at Adelphi University. Her research explores the complex and multi-faceted roles of sport and sport for development programs in the lives of youth from under-resourced communities, along with the interrelated systems impacting youth and community development. Her teaching interests lie in the areas of sport for development, sport sociology, funding and grant writing, and measurement and evaluation.

William V. Massey: William is an Assistant Professor at Oregon State University in the School of Public Health and Human Sciences. Through his research, Dr. Massey is interested in examining how sport, play, and physical activity effect markers of youth development (i.e., social and emotional learning; academics; behavioral self-regulation), with a focus in low-income and traumatized youth populations. His teaching interests lie in the areas of sport psychology, evidence-based medicine, health promotion, and research methods.

Martin Camiré: Martin is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of Human Kinetics. Through his research, Dr. Camiré is interested in examining how positive youth development can be facilitated in the context of sport. Further, Dr. Camiré studies the role played by coaches in facilitating the development and transfer of life skills (e.g., goal setting, leadership, effective decision-making) in youth sport participants. His teaching interests lie in the areas of intervention, health promotion, and research methods.

Part 2 of this two-part series will be held Wednesday, October 25th @ 9:00 AM Eastern Time, and focus on practical implications of the systematic review.

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