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Idrotten sätter agendan: En studie av Riksidrottsgymasietränares handlande utifrån sitt dubbla uppdrag
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science. Göteborgs universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9123-3357
2014 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This study aims to describe and analyse the actions of the school coaches at the National sport upper secondary schools in light of the conditions that govern and shape the activities at those schools.

The theoretical standpoints are based on Lave and Wengers' (1991) theoretical concept community of practice, and as an explanatory theoretical framework Scott's (2008) interpretation of new institutional theory is used. In the analysis of the coaches’ space for actions given the current conditions, Berg's (2014) free space theory is used.

The study has a qualitative approach and the design is based on four case studies, where interviews and document analyses have been used to produce the data.

The main findings can be summarized in that the cultural-cognitive conditions are very strong, whereas the regulatory and normative conditions play a less significant role. The coaches belong to a community of practice, where the sport’s inherent culture becomes the reference point for how the practice will be run, even though they are part of the school.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Kompendiet , 2014. , 224 p.
, Gothenburg Studies In Educational Sciences, ISSN 0436-1121 ; 361
Keyword [en]
coaches, community of practice, competence, new institutional theory
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Sport Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-41261ISBN: 978-91-7346-807-7OAI: diva2:797089
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2014-12-05, 08:40 (Swedish)
Available from: 2015-04-10 Created: 2015-03-23 Last updated: 2015-05-23Bibliographically approved

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