The influence of early life experiences on English and Australian Super League coaches’ learning (2020)
Type of ContentJournal Article
PublisherInforma UK Limited
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This article focuses on the influence of early life experiences and socio-cultural context on coach learning in the sport of rugby league. It draws on the findings of a study that investigated the influence of cultural context on the development of elite level rugby league coaches in England and Australia. The article focuses on the influence of experience from early childhood to the end of compulsory schooling on the development of three English and three Australian rugby league coaches who, at the time of the study, were working, or had worked, in the Super League.
CitationHolmes P, Light RL, Sparkes A The influence of early life experiences on English and Australian Super League coaches’ learning. Sport, Education and Society. 1-12.
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Keywordsrugby league; England; Australia; coach learning; experience; class; habitus
ANZSRC Fields of Research39 - Education::3901 - Curriculum and pedagogy::390111 - Physical education and development curriculum and pedagogy
52 - Psychology::5201 - Applied and developmental psychology::520107 - Sport and exercise psychology
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