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Seeing is believing: Using film for teaching issues of diversity in sport

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Author(s): Jason Lee | Jennifer Kane | Dan Drane | Richard Kane

Journal: Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sports and Tourism Education
ISSN 1473-8376

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 97;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: film | diversity | education | sport | disability | media | pedagogy | society

ABSTRACT
Given that both classrooms and respective industry workforces are made up of heterogeneous groups of individuals, sport academics must make purposeful efforts to teach aspects of diversity. Film provides a valuable media form that can positively contribute to the teaching concepts of diversity. Educators may find that film implementation aids in facilitating student learning and knowledge retention. Film provides the opportunity for students to reflect upon relevant issues. This paper previews the potential of film as a scholarly resource for teaching diversity concepts in higher education sport academia, and provides insights and suggestions for effective implementation.
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