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Weiss and Bolter publish chapter in child development text

Maureen WeissMaureen Weiss, professor in the School of Kinesiology and co-director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, along with co-author Nicole Bolter, former doctoral student and now faculty member at San Francisco State University, published a chapter titled, "Moral and Motor Development" in a textbook edited by Payne and Isaacs, Human Motor Development: A Lifespan Approach. In their chapter, Weiss and Bolter highlight physical activity as a context that provides frequent opportunities to experience and resolve moral dilemmas that naturally arise on the playground, in physical education class, or during organized sport. They discuss theory and research on moral development through physical activity and practical ways in which teachers and coaches can promote character development and fair play behaviors among youth as they engage in sports and physical activities.

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