A Combined Enquiry Approach for the Disability Sport and Active Recreation Implementation Plan

Research Report

Project:

Disability Review Inquiry

Authors:

Professor David Gilchrist, Dr Alan Charlton, Professor Marian Tye

Published:

2014

The report presents findings from a study undertaken by the Curtin Centre for Sport and Recreation Research to assist the Department of Sport and Recreation WA (DSR) in the implementation of key recommendations for the Disability Sport and Active Recreation Implementation Plan. The research has produced a set of attributes / characteristics that will meet the needs of DSR, those organisations with which it works, and the broader community; each of these attributes relates particular experience and deals with particular elements of an inclusivity plan. The report concludes that DSR may need to consider (or re-visit) some higher level decisions before assessing these attributes. These higher level decisions include the allocation of resources (human and financial) to the program, the development of core objectives and the establishment of measurable outcomes. It is noted that the development of a Disability Sport and Active Recreation Plan and its successful implementation depends to a significant degree on the involvement of people with disabilities and the clubs.

How to cite:

Gilchrist, D., Charlton, A., and M. Tye. A Combined Enquiry Approach for the Disability Sport and Active Recreation Implementation Plan. A report for the Department for Sport and Recreation WA. Perth, March 2014.