The development of female Muslim life-savers

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Title translated into German:Die Entwicklung weiblicher muslimischer Lebensretter
Author:Maxwell, Hazel; Foley, Carmel; Taylor, Tracy; Burton, Christine
Published in:Sport management review
Published:18 (2015), 1 (Managing Sport for Social Change), S. 139-151, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Electronic resource (online) Print resource
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Identification number:PU201709007735

Author's abstract

This teaching case illustrates the use of community development strategies to increase and enhance community sport participation of a targeted minority group. Royal Life Saving Society of Australia is presented here as an example of an organisation that embraced cultural change and developed a strategic approach to inclusive provision for individuals from marginalised population groups. The case is based on a community development framework that includes multiple facets: a shared concern about a social problem requiring action; encouraging the active participation of a marginalised group; forming public sector partnerships to pool resources and build political support; adopting collaborative principles of organising; collectively developing and implementing action plans; and re-conceptualising traditional ideas around accountability. The case facilitates the examination of the theoretical and practical considerations of adopting a community development approach in sport management.