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ERIC Number: EJ830256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1357-3322
Exploring Careership in Outdoor Education and the Lives of Women Outdoor Educators
Allin, Linda; Humberstone, Barbara
Sport, Education and Society, v11 n2 p135-153 May 2006
The last decade has seen significant interest in research associated with outdoor education and outdoor learning in the UK. However, there has been little research into the perspectives of those staff, particularly women, who make available outdoor experiences to various groups in different situations and locations. The importance of understanding the lives of educators for understanding their professional development has been much discussed in relation to the physical education profession. This article considers how the notion of careership and the use of life-history research, through illuminating how outdoor educators make their career decisions in relation to their own socio-cultural and structural contexts, can provide an insight into professional development of outdoor educators and the gendered nature of outdoor education careers. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom