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A fundamental component of the Olympic ideal is the concept of Olympic education. This is the notion that sport can help children and young people develop essential life skills. Olympic Education: An international review is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of the diffusion and implementation of Olympic education programmes around the world.
The book includes 28 chapters with 21 national case studies of countries on every major continent, including Australia, Brasil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, Spain, the UK, the US and Zambia. Each chapter examines the cultural, pedagogical, political and societal challenges of teaching Olympic education, as well as the national, individual and institutional programmes that have emerged. It explores key practical and conceptual issues, such as the incorporation of Olympic values in PE curricula, sport coaching and coach education programmes, while also taking into account the collaborative efforts of the governmental bodies, sport federations and Olympic institutions responsible for policy and implementation.
This is important reading for all students, researchers and professionals with an interest in the Olympics, sport education, sports coaching, sport policy or physical education.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 386
Weight: 703 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
"Naul, Binder, Rychtecky and Culpan have gathered a considerable range of texts from around the globe, documenting, illustrating and – last not least – analysing the contributions of the Olympic movement to education ... A useful compendium and an impressive encyclopaedic collection of knowledge … Recognition of the contributions of the movement should not lead to uncritical hagiography. Fortunately, however, this edited book provides an example of how to square the circle. The result is a monument to sport education – of a kind which possibly emerges only once in a decade." – Jacob Kornbeck, Danish Journal of Education
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