Sport as an analogy to teach life skills and redefine moral values: a case study of the ‘Seedbeds of Peace’ sport-for-development programme in Medellin, Colombia

Hills, Stephen, Gomez Velasquez, Alejandro and Walker, Matthew (2018) Sport as an analogy to teach life skills and redefine moral values: a case study of the ‘Seedbeds of Peace’ sport-for-development programme in Medellin, Colombia. Journal of sport for development, 6 (10). pp. 19-31. ISSN 2330-0574

[img]
Preview
Text
Hills_2018_JSFD_Seedbeds-of-peace-.pdf - Published Version

Download (762kB) | Preview
Official URL: https://jsfd.org/

Abstract / Description

A history of drug trafficking in Medellin, Colombia, resulted in the city receiving the dubious distinction of being the murder capital of the world in 1991. Over a quarter of a century later, drug trafficking has left a complex legacy of an illegal and violent culture, which has subsequently eroded values systems that leave disadvantaged children vulnerable to criminal activities. To begin addressing this social problem, the Conconcreto Foundation has leveraged Colombia’s passion for football in its sport-for-development (SFD) ‘Seedbeds of Peace’ programme. A case study design was used to illustrate how the ‘Seedbeds of Peace’ programme uses football as an analogy to teach life skills and redefine moral values. This case study adds to the limited theoretical understanding of how sport works in social change and further equips SFD practitioners with a sport mechanism not previously discussed in the literature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sport-for-development, Football, Latin America, Colombia
Subjects: 700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 790 Recreational & performing arts
Department: Guildhall School of Business and Law
Depositing User: Stephen Hills
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2019 09:27
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2019 09:27
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/4680

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item