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Kids' sports

Author: Karen Heisler; University of Notre Dame.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©1999.
Series: Today's life choices.; Child's play (Princeton, N.J.)
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As parents aggressively manage sports teams and push children to struggle for status and glory at all costs, the old-time values of fun and fair play have been severely undermined. This program scrutinizes the current state of organized youth sports, focusing on the lessons that kids are really being taught.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Heisler; University of Notre Dame.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 43311402
Notes: Originally broadcast as episode #1403 of Today's life choices : challenges for our times, on PBS in 1999.
Credits: Videographers, Bob Richthammer ... [et al.] ; graphics, Becky Priebe ; editor, Larry Bilinski.
Performer(s): Narrator, Gus Gnorski ; participants, Sandra L. Hofferth, Michael A. Simon, Rick Wolff.
Description: 1 videocassette (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Today's life choices.; Child's play (Princeton, N.J.)
Other Titles: Child's play.
Child's play : growing up in America.
Responsibility: [University of Notre Dame] ; writer, Karen Heisler.

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As parents aggressively manage sports teams and push children to struggle for status and glory at all costs, the old-time values of fun and fair play have been severely undermined. This program scrutinizes the current state of organized youth sports, focusing on the lessons that kids are really being taught.

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(EMRO user published 2014-03-04 ) Very Good Permalink
<I>Kids Sports</I> is one program in the series of <I>Childs Play: Growing up in America</I>. The film addresses the burgeoning of organized youth sports across the nation. Specifically, it focuses on the trend towards over achievement, financial gains, pride, and personal glory as the ultimate...
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