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Vuuren-Cassar, Gemma van, Swain, Jon, Rossato, Claire ORCID: 0000-0003-0306-5435 and Chatziefstathiou, Diakai (2014) Karen. In: Amour, Kathleen, (ed.) Pedagogical Cases in Physical Education and Youth Sport. Routledge. ISBN 978-0415702454

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Karen is a sociable, physically active 16 year old girl in England who has just commenced the last two years of secondary school. She is academically strong and is also a keen volleyball player. Karen has been selected for elite training squads which is very time consuming, and this makes it difficult to maintain her academic work. She also experiences increasing difficulties managing the cost of travel. Karen retains an Olympic dream, but is uncertain how to get achieve it. Experts in skill acquisition, coach-athlete relationships, socialisation and pedagogy offer advice.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter 20
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sixteen year old female - Physically active - Elite sport - Olympic dream - Skill acquisition - Coach-athlete relationships - socialization - pedagogy.
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Centre for Science and Medicine in Sport and Exercise
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Life & Sports Sciences
Last Modified: 02 May 2017 11:04
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