Athlete Activism and Peace Education: Bridging the Social Inequality Gap through Sports

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Μονάδα:
Τμήμα Επιστήμης Φυσικής Αγωγής και Αθλητισμού
Τίτλος:
Athlete Activism and Peace Education: Bridging the Social Inequality Gap through Sports
Γλώσσες Τεκμηρίου:
Αγγλικά
Περίληψη:
This paper examines the collaborative-intergenerational efforts, conflict resolution curricula, projects and training activities of non-profit organizations and NGOs— that reflect the values of Olympism—striving to eliminate racism and xenophobia as well as promote gender equity in sports. In this transitional stage of the postmodernist period, practices of social exclusion or underrepresentation due to gender, race, class, religion, sexual orientation, and so forth are socially problematic and theoretically inconsistent. The promotion of new role models and mentors in sports is vital in view of the systematic misinterpretation, or rather, misuse of Olympic values, such as obsessive competitiveness and the increase of violence and racism linked to sport events. Moreover, focusing on commercialization and consumerism are not incentives that reactivate Olympic values. A critical issue addressed, among others, is the democratization of the IOC structures. This paper argues that Peace Education—Olympism adapted into today’s globalized world—be incorporated into future reforms, educational policies and teaching practices in order to raise awareness concerning the core values of peace: pro-social attitudes, reducing ethnic prejudices, respect for diversity, promoting reconciliation, gender equality, non-violent conflict resolution and democratic decision-making.
Έτος δημοσίευσης:
2011
Συγγραφείς:
Irene Kamberidou
Περιοδικό:
NEBULA 8.1, a Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship
Εκδότης:
NEBULA, JMS
Τόμος:
8
Αριθμός / τεύχος:
1
Σελίδες:
168–180
Λέξεις-κλειδιά:
Peace education-conflict resolution skills, Olympism, racism, xenophobia, gender equity, glass ceiling, glass escalator, tokenism
Κύρια θεματική κατηγορία:
Εκπαίδευση – Αθλητισμός
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Στοιχεία έργου:
Kamberidou, I. (2011). Athlete Activism and Peace Education: Bridging the Social Inequality Gap through Sports.. NEBULA 8.1, a Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship, 168–180. Australia.
***Attached 2nd version, entire issue: pp. 141-156
Kamberidou, Irene (2011). Athlete Activism and Peace Education: Bridging the Social Inequality Gap through Sports. NEBULA A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship, Volume 8, Issue 1, December 2011. Online Quarterly Academic Periodical. ISSN – 1449-7751
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