One of the most significant youth sport policies to have been introduced in schools in England has been the School Sport Partnership (SSP) programme, which was launched in 2006. The SSP programme is now central to the implementation of the Physical Education, School Sport & Young People (PESSYP) strategy & is now an important infrastructure through which government seeks to achieve its sports-specific goals & non-sport 2010S02489 Sociological Abstracts 452 objectives related to physical education & school sport. This paper draws on data generated by semi-structured interviews conducted in June & July 2008 with 14 Partnership workers from a SSP in north-west England to shed light on aspects of the political & policy processes that have been associated with the introduction of the SSP programme. In particular, the paper explores how the desired outcomes of the programme are constrained by the conflicting political & policy priorities of government & how these limit the extent to which the participating groups can effectively pursue their policy goals.
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||17th International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology - , Sweden|
Duration: 11 Jul 2010 → 17 Jul 2010
|Conference||17th International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology|
|Period||11/07/10 → 17/07/10|
Smith, A. (2010). The policy and politics of physical education and school sport: A case study of School Sport Partnerships in north-west England. Paper presented at 17th International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology, Sweden. http://www.isa-sociology.org/congress2010/