London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Community Sport Coaching and Citizenship Education: Educating the Coaches

Author(s) Blundell, D., & Cunningham, P.  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2007  
Editor Ross, A. (ed) Citizenship Education in Society  
Language English  
Age group -  
The paper explores design considerations for a Foundation Degree in Community Sports Coaching with a focus on cricket. We view coaching as social practice and explore the potential for seeing Community Sports Coaches as ‘agents of Citizenship Education’. Cricket’s position is historically ironic in post-colonial Britain, being both the game of the colonial elite yet also woven into the habitus of many disenfranchised communities. Many of our young-adult student coaches will come from and work within these communities; this has important social and cultural implications for identity formation, meaningful social participation and the potential for children and young people to learn in and through sport.

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