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Accreditation

Introduction I saw this alert five days ago https://twitter.com/VisualPA/status/453822961703976960 I went to Charlie's blog post on the Visual Performance Analysis site and tried to comment on a delightful, challenging post. At that time, the site thought I was a Spambot. I am not but I missed the opportunity to support and reply to Charlie immediately. I applaud Charlie's willingness to address the accreditation issues head on. In the intervening time Jason Lear and Rob Carroll have responded in detail. My post is a contribution to the discussion. I am really pleased Charlie has shared the findings of his investigation into performance analysis. His post notes...

Authentic Insights

Introduction Peter Berger, in his invitation to sociology (1963), wrote about "the curiosity that grips any sociologist in front of a closed door behind which there are human voices". I have been fascinated by learning about these voices in education and in sport. In pre-Internet days, I enjoyed reading about the lives (voices) of teachers and pupils in books like Philip Jackson's Life in Classrooms and Ivor Goodson's Studying Teachers' Lives. Ivor's advocacy and use of life history methods struck a strong chord with me and informed my ethnographic approach to the study of physical education in schools. This story about Anush...