The central object of this chapter is to consider briefly some of the links which exist between families, the growth of extra-curricular activity as a formal and informal pedagogic practice, and young people’s sport participation. More specifically, we examine: (i) the growth of extra-curricular activity under conditions of increased privatisation in education and as a part of the ideology of ‘good parenting’; (ii) the importance of social inequality in family life for childhood sport socialisation; and (iii) how the formation of sporting habituses during childhood and youth may be associated with extra-curricular activity in schools.
|Title of host publication||Families, Young People and Health|
|Editors||Symeon Dagkas, Lisette Burrows|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||244|
|Publication status||Published - 17 May 2016|
|Name||Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society|