[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP130100366]
Dr Ramon Spaaij
Researchers Dr Ramon Spaaij; A/Prof Karen Farquharson; Dr Ruth Jeanes; Dr Sean Gorman; Dr Dean Lusher; Ms Sue Clark; Ms Sue McGill; Ms Carmel Guerra;
Brief description There is a tension between encouraging diversity and the pursuit of excellence in sport. Using a mixed methods approach, this project investigates how junior sports clubs and their participants manage this tension and its impact on diversity in terms of culture, gender and, in particular, (dis)ability. Sport participation socialises young people to understand social norms around race/ethnicity, gender, ability and other axes of diversity. Diversity management in junior sport affects how young people understand and react to diversity throughout their lives. The research will increase policy makers’ and practitioners’ knowledge and capacity to develop inclusive environments that welcome people of all backgrounds and abilities.
Funding Amount 200000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects