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dc.contributor.authorAldous, David
dc.contributor.authorBrown, David
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-20T10:10:19Z
dc.date.available2020-07-20T10:10:19Z
dc.date.issued2020-07-03
dc.identifier.citationAldous, D. and Brown, D. (2020) 'A critical analysis of CIMSPA's transformative aspirations for UK Higher education sport and physical activity vocational education and training provision', Sport, Education and Society, pp.1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2020.1786363en_US
dc.identifier.issn1357-3322
dc.identifier.issn1470-1243 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/11112
dc.descriptionArticle published in Sport, Education and Society available at https://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2020.1786363en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides a critical analysis of the Chartered Institute for Management of Sport and Physical Activity's (CIMSPA) transformative aspirations for UK Higher Education (HE) based Sport and Physical Activity Vocational Education and Training (SPAVET) provision. In doing so, we apply selected elements of Giddens’ Structuration theory to offer an analysis of CIMSPA’s structural properties (as rules and resources) and dimensions (signification, domination and legitimation). Illustration of CIMSPA’s structural properties and dimensions was developed through adopting an institutional analysis strategy alongside a document analysis method. Publicly available strategic documents and web-based resources (N = 18) were selected and analysed using open-coding techniques. Our analysis shows how continued state-sanctioned decentralisation of the UK HE sector has led to CIMSPA becoming an increasingly influential transformative structure; attempting to use its structural dimensions and resources as a medium to gain and exercise power, to promote (signification) – market-orientated discourses, practices and pedagogies in HEI provision, (domination) – in an attempt to significantly influence regulatory control over UK SPAVET provision and (Legitimation) – create partnerships which normalise its position and message within selected UK HEIs. We conclude that whilst the transformative aspirations of CIMSPA offer a number of possibilities for the HE SPAVET sector, they also raise critical questions. The central issue requiring debate is how these aspirations shift dialectical control towards vocationally focused, market-orientated principles and away from the liberal educational, research-led principles of some current UK HE SPAVET provision.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSport, Education and Society;
dc.subjectCIMSPAen_US
dc.subjectsport and physical activityen_US
dc.subjecthigher educationen_US
dc.subjectvocational education training (VET)en_US
dc.subjectstructuration theoryen_US
dc.subjectrules and resourcesen_US
dc.subjectdocument analysisen_US
dc.titleA critical analysis of CIMSPA's transformative aspirations for UK Higher education sport and physical activity vocational education and training provisionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2020.1786363
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-06-19
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2022-01-03
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2022-01-03
rioxxterms.funder.project37baf166-7129-4cd4-b6a1-507454d1372een_US


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