Prof J.P. Rossouwis the Director of the Edu-HRight (Education and
Human Rights in Diversity) Research Unit of the Faculty of Education Sciences of
the North-West University and is an NRF rated researcher. He specialises in
labour law in education and school sport law, and supervised or co-supervised more
than twenty Master’s and doctoral students.
He received several research grants, and lectured on invitation at law schools and
faculties of education in Australia, the USA and the UK. He is the author or co-author of fifteen
books on education law and twenty five articles in accredited journals.
He presented keynote papers at various international conferences, served as president
of the SA Education Law Association and on the National Board of the Federation
of School Governing Bodies (FEDSAS). He
is an Associate Fellow of the Centre for Law, Society and Popular Culture at
the Westminster University Law School in London.
Legal problems for Youth Sport – Is better Coach education the solution?
This paper draws upon series of workshops and seminars held with educator- coaches and other parties involved with Youth Sport in South Africa. It explores the extent to which those concerned with the delivery of youth sport feel they have a lack of understanding of how to deal with a range of ‘legal’ issues such as potential personal injury litigation, parental behaviours and safeguarding. It outlines the findings of interviews and questionnaires and discusses whether the key to promoting greater educator-coach confidence lies in continuing education. It discusses how such education might be instigated and the barriers that exist.