Socialisation, culture and the foundations of expertise in elite level Indigenous Australian sportsmen

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Journal Article
Sport, Education and Society, 2017, 22 (7), pp. 852 - 863
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© 2015 Taylor & Francis. This article reports on an ongoing study that investigates the development of expertise in rugby league and Australian football by Indigenous Australians as a socially and culturally situated process of learning. Focused on the sampling phase of the Development Model of Participation in Sport (6–12 years of age), it combines narrative inquiry and grounded theory methodologies to identify the important role that participation in a range of different sports and in informal games plays in the participants’ development of expertise, as a process of socialisation.
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