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Glenna G. Bower

In: Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 91: Women as Leaders in Sports Education

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Women as Leaders in Sports Education
Women as leaders in sports education

Sport and physical activity for girls and women is experiencing phenomenal growth. In 2008 women's participation in sport reached its highest levels within the nation's intercollegiate athletics programs. The increase in participation by girls and women has been a result of second generation of Title IX beneficiaries, legal decisions supportive of Title IX, societal acceptance of females as athletes, improved and increased media coverage, and advocacy efforts of individuals and organizations (Acosta & Carpenter, 2008). This chapter focuses on the leadership of individual women ...

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