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ERIC Number: EJ908703
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1837-7122
A Cross-Cultural Study on Meaning and the Nature of Children's Experiences in Australian and French Swimming Clubs
Light, Richard
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, v1 n3-4 p37-43 2010
This article reports on a study conducted in Australia and France that inquired into the meaning and the nature of children's experiences of being in swimming clubs with a focus on the positive aspects of membership that keep them in their clubs. Three-month long case studies were conducted in a club in Australia and in a club in France, employing Lave and Wenger's (1991) analytic concepts of communities of practice and situated learning. Conducting case studies within two different socio-cultural settings allowed for the identification of common themes that transcend very different institutional and cultural settings while highlighting contextual factors and the situated nature of learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; France