Memorias de investigación
Educar en valores a través de programas de deporte escolar: un estudio comparado entre la 'Union Nationale du Sport Scolaire' (Francia) y los 'Campeonatos Escolares en los IES de la Comunidad de Madrid' (España)

Research Areas
  • Humanities,
  • Education sociology,
  • Physical education and sport,
  • Specific problems in physical education and sport

The interest of public institutions for promoting school sports is often justified by the educational and healthy benefits that the students obtained through physical activity and sports practice. Beyond neutral or overly idealised conceptions about the educational value of sport, sociocultural conditions and pedagogical interventions shape the orientation of education in values given in school sports programs. The aim of this thesis is to understand the values education from the perspectives of the organizational structure and actors involved in two school sports programs selected from different countries: the "Union Nationale du Sport Scolaire" (UNSS) in France and the "School Championships in the IES of the Community of Madrid" (CEIESCM) in Spain. The methodology is a comparative international and qualitative study, with 66 semistructured interviews, 28 direct observations, 45 documentary resources and the ethnographic research notebook being analysed through thematic content analysis using the program NVivo 10. The results provide two different conceptions of school sport that impact on values education: on the one hand, the UNSS complements values of the educational and sports system providing channels of participation and promoting the involvement of students in refereeing and associative organization; on the other hand, CEIESCM is does not assume these responsibilities and the maximum sportive practice is prioritized reinforcing or punishing behaviours that promote sport fair play. The explanation of these results, contextualized in their respective countries, can project an eventual European school sport based on citizens and democratic values and reflect moral, legal and political perspective proposed in this study.
Mark Rating
Sobresaliente cum laude

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Estudios Sociales y Humanistas en Actividad Física y Deporte
  • Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Inv. Psicosocial y Técnicas Aplicadas a la Actividad Física y el Deporte
  • Departamento: Ciencias Sociales de la Actividad Física, del Deporte y del Ocio