ERIC Number: EJ1026372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Transitional Experiences of Post-16 Sports Education: Jack's Story
Aldous, David C. R.; Sparkes, Andrew C.; Brown, David H. K.
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v35 n2 p185-203 2014
This paper explores the layered transitional experiences of a semi-professional athlete named Jack (a pseudonym) between the fields of professional sport and further and higher education. Our analysis is framed by the quadripartite framework of structuration and focuses on Jack's "in-situ" practices at his college and university in order to illustrate how these can operate to reproduce, transform, and challenge the habitual discourses and rituals that circulate within these institutions by generating forms of corporeal empowerment for young athletes who have valued conjunctural knowledge. The findings highlight the fragility of the transition process and raise questions regarding how the experiences of young people are shaped by the relationships between employment and post-16 education. Jack's experiences have implications for both policy and practice within further education and higher education.
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Higher Education, Student Experience, Student Adjustment, Case Studies, Adult Education, Profiles, Institutional Characteristics, Longitudinal Studies, Interviews, Computer Mediated Communication, Observation, Individual Development, College Students, College Athletics, Athletes, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom