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Investigating issues related to developing coach education in Oman

Al-Busafi, Majid (2011)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to develop a coach education system proposal for the Arab, Islamic country of Oman. As an emerging ‘sport-interested’ country, the lack of any coach education system of training or accreditation is one of the major obstacles confronting sport in Oman (Zayed, 2004). The current research into coach education was underpinned by globalization theory and was undertaken in two parts. First, an empirical investigation across Oman was conducted through which the realities, problems, needs and strategic ideas from those currently working in a sports coach capacity were identified. Second, in order to learn from other notable coach education systems in the world, the national systems of six countries and systems of some international sports organizations were analyzed. Three in-depth field case studies were also undertaken in Bahrain, Qatar and the UK. Four data gathering instruments were selected as methods of data collection: questionnaire (n = 109), interview (n = 80), documents analysis and research journal. Knowledge and understanding gained in these studies were used to underpin a proposal for a coach education system for Oman that included: an accreditation structure; curriculum outline; and management system. The proposal is in keeping with current sport structures, international developments in the field and cultural context of Oman.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Benn, Tansin
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Social Sciences
Department:School of Education
Subjects:GV Recreation Leisure
LB Theory and practice of education
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:1533
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