Description of Book:
Gordon Paterson reflects on the life experiences that led him to the threshold of his doctorate that focused on youth sport coaching strategies conducive to strengthening the self-esteem of school sport participants.
His story covers the: impact of his teacher-coach parents; influence of school teachers and coaches including a year in New Zealand as an exchange scholar; university Physical Education lecturers and the many coaches and sports teams encountered; fourteen years teaching and coaching at Michaelhouse, an independent boys’ school in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Gordon’s enquiring mind and passion for educating adolescent boys through human movement experiences derived from play, results in a fascinating account of his evolving philosophy and practice to develop competence and self-belief in those he taught and coached.
About the Author:
A Physical Educator – coach in search of optimal education experiences for adolescent boys through their participation in sport and Physical Education