Labron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kwame Brown, Tracy McGrady and Kobe Bryant; what do they all have in common? They are young men who were drafted straight out of high school to play basketball for the National Basketball Association (NBA). A new trend has begun over the past 11 years in the NBA that started when Kevin Garnett graduated Farragut Academy in 1995 to play professional basketball with the Minnesota Timberwolves. These young men are not mentally, physically, socially or educationally ready for the responsibility of playing in the NBA; however, this opinion is not shared by all especially when money is an issue.
Brian Hindo, a writer for Business Week, published an article on June 24, 2003, The NBA’s Youth Squad, where he supports the NBA’s decision to draft high school students. He believes that high school students are easily wooed into skipping college to join the NBA with guaranteed millions to be earned in their playing contracts and in other unseen endorsements (Rottenburg, 634). It is true! “A player who jumps into the NBA after high school can add as much as $100 million to his career earnings” (Rottenburg, 635). That is a lot of money to turn down, I can see why it is easy to woo a potential star into the NBA so early, but they are not ready. College prepares these young men for the transition into the professional arena.
Post secondary education not only provides the educational developmental skills necessary to succeed in the grueling business of the NBA, but it also provides essential time for growth and development as an athlete and as a socially apt male. These young men are placed into a public business world, where every last detail of their lives is subject to popular approval. Some of these high school graduates are not ready for that immense responsibility. A former high school draftee, Leon Smith, was drafted to play for the Dallas Mavericks, attempted suicide shortly after being drafted (Rottenburg,...
...Analyse the effects of education on the developing countries
Development is one of the themes of modern society and there are a variety of elements influencing the development. Many countries experience declares that education gradually play a more and more vital role in development. Education policies which depend on the specific national conditions can lead to a different result. Overall, primary education may be a key to promote the influence including population, health and economic growth. Secondary education not only provides some skilled workers to society, but also is the foundation of higher education. When the country tries to develop the high-tech economy and to transform the social structure, the tertiary education will make a necessary and positive effect on its development.
In the education system, basic education is the foundation of secondary and tertiary education. But primary education is not only a part of the education system. It is a very important element which impact on the level of mass culture, Social stability, economic development, population growth and public health. These parts and primary education are interrelated and interact on each other. It is an efficient way to develop these together and lead to a steady and rapid development...
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Science 1 in the Early Years
Assessment: Item 1- Views of teaching and promoting science of young learners
The pedagogy of play can be hard to understand and part of the reason for this is it’s so difficult to explain how children learn by play because play isn’t simply; it is complex. Each child begins their early childhood education with a set of skills and prior knowledge that is influenced by their family, culture and past experiences (Fellows &Oakley, 2010). The past knowledge should become the foundation for developing an understanding of scientific concepts (Duschl, Schweingruber & Shouse, 2007). Children are naturally inquisitive, creative and aware of the world around them (Campbell & Jobling, 2012). Play is an important development tool and an effective way to teach children scientific concepts while using their prior knowledge (Preston, Mules, Baker & Frost, 2007). Learning science through play shows children that science is useful and enjoyable and is a significant aspect of the real world (Bulunuz, 2013). This essay will review teaching science through play, theorists who support play and the way in which the Australian curriculum and EYLF support play pedagogy.
Science and Play
Play pedagogy is a context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they engage actively with people, objects and representations. Research shows...
...Physical EducationSports Psychology
The American Psychological Association defines sport psychology as "the study of the psychological and mental factors that influence and are influenced by participation and performance in sport, exercise, and physical activity, and the application of the knowledge gained through this study to everyday settings." Sport psychology Researcher Robin S. Vealey has said that all evidence points to the fact that sport psychology techniques are effective, according to Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (Carnes, 2011). The use of psychological interventions in competitive sport to enhance performance has become increasingly popular. However, the effectiveness of these interventions has been questioned by some sports psychologists (W. Weinberg, 1994). …“from a scientific perspective, it's a sham. If you just write off negative results, how do you know your intervention does anything at all?” (Engber, 2006). Sports psychology techniques include goal setting - attainable short and long term challenges, imagery - improving sporting performance using only the mind, simulation - simulating performance day conditions, focus - using imagery to the point where the outside world is shut out and lastly, flow - which is a state of effortless concentration that results from a period of intense...
SportEducation in Year 9 and 10 and Mosston’s Spectrum of Teaching Styles
As a Physical Education teacher of Year 9 and 10 students, it is important to take steps to achieve prolonged participation in sport. The experience that a student has in HPE is likely to determine whether that student continues to participate insport both at school and once they graduate (Penney, 2006). Wahl-Alexander (2011) found that students’ strongest memories from physical education were from authentic and rich sport experiences resulting from SportEducation (Siedentop & Tannehill, 2006). SportEducation aims to ensure the unit is delivered in a way that mimics an actual sport season, which has many advantages. Whilst Education 2005 chose to focus on Beach Volleyball, it can be used for any age group and for many different sports. As a result it has value as a teaching method for middle school physical education students.
There are numerous aspects of SportEducation. Firstly, it is unique in that it is referred to as a ‘season’ as opposed to a unit, to further stimulate the feel of a sporting competition. The season should consist of at least 12...
...I. GENERAL ASPECTS
This report intends to mainly deal with school sport and "physical education" (PE). Physical education means a statutory area of the school curriculum, concerned with developing pupils' physical competences and confidence, and their ability to use these to perform in a range of activities. PE is concerned with learning the skills, develop mentally appropriate conditional abilities and understanding required for participation in physical activities, knowledge of one's own body, and its range of and capacity for movement and health-conscious lifelong physical activities.
In contrast, "sport" has a much broader meaning and is a highly diversified social phenomenon, encompassing various forms of physical activity from high-level competition through school, club or community organised programmes to spontaneous and informal physical activity.
School is the ideal setting to promote physical activity and positive attitude towards regular physical activities. Children and adolescents from all social backgrounds are present on a regular basis for at least eleven years of their waking life. School, in general, has also a primary function as a place of learning. Early learning experiences are crucial to continuing involvement in physical activity and a child's experience of curricular and extracurricular opportunities in school is extremely important.
However, at present, it is often said that...
Soc200 Final Paper
Effects of Sports in Society
Athletics have almost become a way of life in today’s society. Not only in the United States have sports become extremely popular but even throughout the entire world. There are many ways in which athletics have made a major impact on society and people’s interactions with eachother. Plenty of positive effects on society have come from athletics, such as values of work ethic and teammwork, leadership development, and women equalities. But some could argue that there have also been some negative effects, both of which will be explored throughout the essay.
Sports have been said to build character in terms of teamwork, loyalty, and sacrafice. Athletes are able to better handel the challenges of life as they see teams fighting on the field of play. One journal states “Team sports create an understanding of teamwork and loyalty, build players confidence, teach how to fail and recover, and build a competative spirit”. (Source 6) It seems there are very few people these days who do not get the experience of athletics in their childhood. Sports could be one of the most important institutions in a persons childhood. Not only is the child learning such lessons as teamwork and building a work ethic, their interaction with other children and coaches so closes resembles the...
...ITS EFFECT ON
II. AIM OF THE STUDY
III. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
IV. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
V. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
An era of increasing technological developments has impacted sports tremendously. In this report, we aim to explore how photo-finish and hawk-eye technology have brought more fair competition in professional sports today as compared to the past. We will also look into how swimsuit technology enhances physical attributes to improve the performance of athletes.
However, as with all forms of technologies, there are criticisms and controversies involved. We will examine the controversies thoroughly and conclusively argue upon the impact of technology on sports.
Will technology ever replace human referees? Technology has permitted accurate judgments in sports to provide fair competition for athletes competing at the highest level.
Most notably, photo-finish technology’s far-reaching usage can be seen in all major racing competitions and sporting events such as the Olympics and Commonwealth Games.
AIM OF THE STUDY
The innovative technology that is being used in sports marketing is reaching millions of people instantly. Technology is one of the main catalysts for today’s changes in...
...Given the increasing popularity of sports in all of the world, sport has become a very dominate theme in advertising. Sports stars are seen as idols and almost like super heroes to young kids in the American society. Many brand owners corporate with sports stars to promote the sales of almost any kind of products, even if they have no apparent relationship with sports. “In the beginning, no one was giving us a chance,” said Rich Paul, a childhood friend of the NBA’s biggest star, LeBron James, “but it’s a new day. Sports marketing in 2006 is different, athletes are different and the way people perceive athletes is different” (Thomaselli)
The theme of passion and vitality is essentially attractive to youth, who is impressed by famous good-looking sports stars. Thus it is a sensible choice for advertisers to use sports personality in today’s markets. Yao Ming, a household name in both China and America, is a good example to reflect the phenomenon. The magazine Campaign(UK) in March, 2006 reported that Yao has features in the advertising campaign of several companies and brands including Gatorade, McDonald's Corp., Reebok, Tag Heuer, Apple, China Unicom, Sohu, Garmin and Upperdeck (Nick). In some ways he is one of the leading figures in sports marketing in China, where exists a expandable market supported by 1.3 billion potential consumers....