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Tuesday 13th September 2011

Current issues in sports



Learning objectives: Identify the impact of the public schools

Describe the development if a specific sport. Characteristics of popular recreation

Occupational
Simple lack of technology
Rural
Simple rules/ no NGB
Popular
Local
Violent/ cruel
Wagering/ betting
Occasional

Popular recreation everybody participated



The…

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19th century public schools

Public schools in the 19th century were private, independent and fee paying. Only catered for the
upper classes, those who could afford to pay or who had a high social standard. There were also
middle class copies of these schools known as proprietary colleges.






Rational recreation…

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Regionally and nationally recognised
Spectator and participation based

Characteristics

Regular
Fair play
Codified
Regional, national, international
Respectable
Exclusive
Urban/ suburban
Control of gambling
Purpose built facilities

Social and cultural

Skills
Improved transport
Business and administration
Middle classed influence
Increased free time
Public school influence
Technological influence
Discrimination
Class structure
Increased…

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