‘What d’you know, you’re a girl!’: Gendered Experiences of Sport Coach Education
Tuesday 29th November 2011
Room GT 26/27, Ayr Campus
Laura Graham will be leading a seminar on Gendered Experiences of Sport Coach Education, which will be held at the UWS Ayr Campus.
Although female participation in sport has been increasing steadily over the last forty years, this growth has not been mirrored in the proportion of women in decision-making and coaching roles. Previous research has suggested that this under-representation is due in part to marginalisation through the current coaching philosophy and infrastructure in the U.K. This study used Bourdieu’s concepts of symbolic violence and habitus to examine the thoughts and perceptions of male and female sport coaching students regarding the use of football as a context for assessment in a module. The primary aims were to explore potential issues female students may face in accessing predominantly masculine forms of knowledge and experience, and to develop recommendations for inclusive practice in coach education.