Olympic Education

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Meyer & Meyer Verlag, 2008 - Education - 189 pages
“Olympic Education” is not only a text book for students and teachers in physical and sport education but also for course instructors and coaches in children's youth sport programmes, as well as for executives in sports federations. It answers the question, what the term "Olympic" really means in the broader context of the Olympic Games movement and as a global purpose and new challenge for a balanced physical, social and moral education. Olympic education has a traditional vision and an important future mission that is relevant for all children and youths, in schools as well as in sport clubs. In five parts and fifteen chapters, the book shows why the Olympic ideals are a modern challenge not only for a new physical and sport education but also for the development of essential life skills for today. It introduces pedagogical and didactical fundamentals for an Olympic education, in order to bring motor abilities, social behaviour and moral actions in sports and everyday life back together again – in the mind, learning and actions of children and youths, but also of grown-ups in the social settings where young people live.
 

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Contents

CONTENTS
8
Olympic Games and Olympic Education
17
Olympic Education and Olympic Pedagogy
24
The Five Steps of the IOC for the Promotion of Olympic Education
30
The Twentieth Century
43
The Promotion of Olympic Education
58
The International Olympic Academy
64
Institutes of Higher Education and Olympic Study Centres
87
Evaluation Studies on Olympic Education
132
Assessment of Olympic Ideals and Achievement Motivation
145
Evaluation of Olympic Education Dissemination Programmes
157
Conclusions
164
Table of Figures
190
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Roland Naul is Professor of Sport Science and Sport Pedagogy at Essen University in Germany.

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