Athlete Learning in Elite Sport: A Cultural Framework

1st Edition

Natalie Barker-Ruchti

Routledge
February 20, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 216 Pages
ISBN 9781138086418 - CAT# Y334055
Series: Routledge Research in Sports Coaching

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Summary

Elite athletes lead a particular way of life, which creates significant learning and shapes their selves. This is the first sociological-pedagogical text to conceptualise athlete learning in elite sport and across athletic careers. It outlines theories of learning and argues for a cultural perspective capturing contextual influence, temporal changes, individual dispositions and subjectivity.

Presented in three parts, landscaping elite sport and theorising athlete learning; showcasing athletes’ learning in elite sport; and informing research and practice, the book features nine international, multi-contextual and multi-experience case studies of athlete careers, experiences, and learning across individual and team sports such as, boxing, rugby, basketball, hockey and gymnastics.

This is fascinating reading for students, researchers and practitioners in sport organisations, sports coaching, coach education and sport sociology and pedagogy.

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