G5 - The diversity of culture and youth education in promoting global citizenship through Olympic sport development

Hongwei GuanChair: Hongwei Guan (USA) - Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, Ithaca College, NY, USA




Abstract

The goal of the Olympic movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practiced without discrimination of any kind. In the era of globalization, in addition to general education and professional skills, cultural competence becomes critical for youth to be prepared for this dynamic and ever-changing world. Philosophical, political, economic, and moral values are shaped during the formative years. Physical educators and other professional leaders of sport play an important role in exposing impressionable youth towards achieving their sport-related goals. In Singapore 2010 the International Olympic Committee organized the first summer Youth Olympic Games to facilitate the interaction of young athletes and other participants through sport, culture, and education. By introducing these young athletes, volunteers and local participants to other cultures through this event an opportunity was fostered to promote global citizenship, a highly valued attribute of an Olympic athlete. This symposium will address different perspectives from around the globe in relation to this development with respect to the diversity of culture, sport and youth education.

Speakers:

Hongwei Guan1. Hongwei Guan (USA) - Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, Ithaca College, NY, USA.

Title Presentation: Using Sport to Promote Cultural Diversity and Prepare Global Citizens



Jinxia Dong2. Jinxia Dong (CHN) - Department of Physical Education, Peking University, Beijing, China.

Title Presentation: Cultivating Globalized Talents through Olympic Education




Scott Pedersen3. Scott Pedersen (AUS) - Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania, TAS, Australia 

Title Presentation: Introducing Diversity in Sport through a Reverse Inclusion Physical Education Strategy