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"Yeah, it connects everybody...": Sports, Transformative Citizenship Education, and Children of Nigerian Immigrants in Ireland

This study explores how participation in sports helps four elementary-grade children of Nigerian immigrants in Ireland access transformative citizenship education. Findings suggest that through sports, the students developed cooperative learning skills, formed cross-racial friendships, and had opportunities to explore their identities as Irish people of color and children of immigrants.


Donald McClure
St. John's University
United States


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