Welcome to the SPKN Sport Knowledge Center, which is operated by SPKN - The Sport Professional Knowledge Network, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide the evidence-based knowledge and tools necessary to develop today’s athletes – mentally, physically, and emotionally.
We at SPKN believe that by bringing academics, coaches, athletes, and other sport professionals together in conversation, we can bridge the divide between academic research and practice to improve the entire landscape of sport. We’re committed to integrity and informed values-driven standards and we’re glad you’re here. Together, we’ll drive a better world of sport.
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Practicing fairness in the sports requires a solid understanding of equity and equality. There is a lot more there than it seems. Historical social values have influenced our understanding of fairness. Dr. Jay Coakley and Meg discuss how today's culture is redefining the meaning and standards of equality.
Dr. Jay Coakley and Meg dissect the complex social issue of equity and equality in women's sports. How do commercial interests complicate the matter? And is chivalry a matter of interpretation or just an archaic concept?
Dr. Jay Coakley and Meg take a look at the differences in attention and revenue between men's and women's sports. The issue is particularly pointed at the collegiate level where the pretense is on educational benefits of athletics, but revenue drives the engine.
You can't have true equality without equality in the media coverage. The quantity and quality of sports coverage and audience share has a self-proliferating effect that favors male sports. Meg and Dr. Jay Coakley examine the details of the issue to enlighten effects we may take for granted.