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Cooperative Education in Sport: Building Our Knowledge Base

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Author(s): Jenny Fleming

Journal: Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sports and Tourism Education
ISSN 1473-8376

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 41;
Date: 2005;
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ABSTRACT
Cooperative education in sport studies is considered an integral component of the professional preparation of graduates. However, whilst there is a sound body of knowledge in cooperative education, little has been published in sport studies. Through a survey of eight selected institutions, this paper examines the modes of delivery and issues involved in the practice of cooperative education in sport. Findings indicate that while there is consistency in course aims, there is a range of divergent structures, placement contexts and supervisory modes of delivery. Further research needs to focus onthese aspects to ensure continued viability and relevance for such programmes.
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