Exploring careership in outdoor education and the lives of women outdoor educators

Allin, Linda and Humberstone, Barbara (2006) Exploring careership in outdoor education and the lives of women outdoor educators. Sport, Education and Society, 11 (2). pp. 135-153. ISSN 1357-3322

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/13573320600640678


The last decade has seen significant interest in research associated with outdoor education and outdoor learning in the UK. However, there has been little research into the perspectives of those staff, particularly women, who make available outdoor experiences to various groups in different situations and locations. The importance of understanding the lives of educators for understanding their professional development has been much discussed in relation to the physical education profession. This article considers how the notion of careership and the use of life-history research, through illuminating how outdoor educators make their career decisions in relation to their own socio-cultural and structural contexts, can provide an insight into professional development of outdoor educators and the gendered nature of outdoor education careers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Career, Decision-making, Gender, Outdoor education, Life history
Subjects: L300 Sociology
X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Dr Linda Allin
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2013 07:58
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2020 16:55
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/13361

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