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Beckham's image in England Captaincy

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David Beckham's first game as captain was in 2000 against Italy

Stand-in England manager Peter Taylor made David Beckham captain against Italy in 2000

Beckham has always been style-conscious

Beckham, sporting a Mohican hairdo for England's friendly with Mexico in May 2001 that raises some eyebrows

Beckham celebrates clinching England's World Cup 2002 spot

The late equalizer against Greece in October 2001 is his goal, dramatic and sends England to the 2002 World Cup

Beckham's heroics as England captain won him Sports Personality of the Year

The former champion Manchester United is also named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2001

The spirit of 1998 his red card against Argentina was to rest in Japan

Beckham reviews the winner from the penalty spot against Argentina as England at the World Cup 2002 quarter-finals finals

Beckham has mingled with many of the world's most famous people

Beckham, now with his hair braided, meets Nelson Mandela when England duty in South Africa 2003

Beckham and Alpay go head to head

The midfield player clashes with Aston Villa's Alpay after missing a penalty when England play Turkey in 2003

David Beckham after receiving his honour at Buckingham Palace

Beckham is awarded an OBE for services to football in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2003

David Beckham's spot-kick missed the target after England lost to Portugal in the quarter-finals of Euro 2004 finals

But there is despair in the Euro Cup 2004, when he skies a penalty as England lose a shoot-out in Portugal

Celebtrates David Beckham scoring in England's 2-0 win over Azerbaijan in March 2005

The 2006 World Cup qualifiers get currently with Beckham in goalscoring form in the victories over Wales and Azerbaijan

David Beckham is against Austria

But he will be the first England player to be sent off twice when he fired during the qualifying victory over Austria

The mood was optimistic, as England team flew to Germany

England qualify for the finals and Beckham as the flag confident squad heads to Germany for the FIFA World Cup 2006

Rooney and Beckham board the aircraft with Sven Goran Eriksson

With Wayne Rooney and David Beckham in his team, England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has reason to be optimistic

A desperate Beckham looks like the fight in England

But Beckham's injury shortly after half time is only the beginning of the unrest in England against Portugal in the quarter-finals-finals

Beckham and Eriksson show their emotions such as England, the hopes dashed

The end of an era: England lose on penalties and Beckham captain and coach Eriksson head for the exit

Beckham announced his resignation as captain

They think it's all over, it is now ... Beckham stands as England captain on Sunday, 2 July 2006

England coach Steve McClaren with David Beckham

Beckham is dropped from Steve McClaren's first England squad, so that a question mark over his international future

David Beckham before England face Brazil

John Terry replaced him as captain but Beckham will be recalled that the team and stars in a 1-1 draw against Brazil at Wembley

Beckham with Fabio Capello

McClaren successor Fabio Capello Beckham is his 100th Cap and he is captain for England game against Trinidad & Tobago
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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Rohan Bopanna provided the team with a dream start

New Delhi: Rohan Bopanna provided the team with a dream start, but Somdev Dev Varman its limits on the grass prevented India to dominate the opening day of proceedings against Uzbekistan in the Asia-Oceania Group I 'Davis Cup on equal grasscourts RK Khanna Stadium here on Friday.

A 1-1 start has been very well on the charts after grasscourt specialist Prakash Amritraj has been kept out of action on the opening day to help him regain enough strength - after a stomach upset -- The culmination, and it was natural that non - playing captain Leander Paes evaluation of the day as a "success, but not a great success."

On a dark day when a light drizzle delayed the start more than an hour, Bopanna served and volleyed with momentum in the race to a 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 victory over Farrukh Dustov in a little more an hour. Although Bopanna dropped the first point on his service in his seventh game in what he regarded as one of the best matches he played, Uzbek, dominating all across the net is like a fish out of the water and do not have the temperament to cope with the situation.

To the great relief of Uzbekistan, Denis Istomin said his class as the champion of Asia, even as he presented debutant Dev Varman on the shortcomings of the unpredictable surface with a 6-3, 6-4, victory 6-2 in two hours.
The manifesto selection

Paes was all praise for Bopanna and said he would be the obvious choice for the most dual match Saturday with Mahesh Bhupathi, but it was also concerned about some Amritraj giving the impression of the court to make an ready for possible key match against Dustov in the fifth rubber.

"I will discuss the matter with Mahesh, Prakash and Rohan. Obviously, we will see Mahesh who is most at ease with reading," said Paes.

Bopanna said he was ready to play its best over the three days, as he began to love the surface.

"If I play the way I done today, there is no reason why I can not repeat the result in the first match on Sunday against Istomin," he said.

The Uzbek camp Istomin let all that talk and he regaled the media with his simple answer.

"I am very pleased that he is 1-1. Somdev played very well. His game is not for the grass, not that the grass is my favourite surface. We should play on clay, "said Istomin with a smile.

As pointed out Paes, Dev Varman had stops in many games - 13 of them in all to be precise, but he managed to convert one. It showed a lack of experience.

"He came with great service and we must give him credit," said Dev Varman.

"Everyone says that we have no chance in the doubles, but we will try to win the double," said Istomin, who also admitted that his team double combination would be decided only after discussion with the team.

Istomin Dustov warned that can play much better than it showed and it would be another player in the climax on the last day on which he plays the fifth rubber.

Results: 1 India vs Uzbekistan 1 (Rohan Bopanna bt Farrukh Dustov 6-3, 6-3, 6-1; Somdev Dev Varman lost to Denis Istomin 3-6, 4-6, 2-6).

The "Sport, culture and commerce in the global market program

London England 2008

July 13-26, 2008
Earn 6 credits (2 courses)

The "Sport, culture and commerce in the global market program has operated for nine years and provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of globalization and major issues in the management of organizations operating in the industry International sport. An on-line reading program is followed by two weeks of stay in London during which lectures by leading academics are accompanied by presentations from industry executives and "behind the scenes tours. Over the years earlier, we visited the FA Premier League, Coca Cola, Visa, Sky Sports television company, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club, the Rugby Football Union / Twickenham Stadium, Arsenal Football Club, UK Sport, and Lord's Cricket Ground.

You will be appropriate for this program if you have a graduate or undergraduate student interested in aspects of sport business and globalization.

Form to the world sports, education and culture begins debate

Form to the world sports, education and culture begins debate
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Scene of the plenary session

(Beijing, 23 October) - The first plenary session of the 5th World Forum on Sport, Education and Culture was held on Monday morning in Beijing's International Convention Center, focusing on the cultural and educational functions of the Olympic movement.

In his key speech, BOCOG Executive Vice President Jiang Xiaoyu dealt with the concept of "People's Olympics", one of the three concepts that the organizers of the Beijing Games have stressed.

The "People's Olympics" concept was generally accepted and Highly Commended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and it is now playing a leading role in the preparatory work for the upcoming Summer Olympics, said Jiang.

The Olympic Games serve as a convincing winner to promote the humanistic spirit, he said. "We will publish the report on the process and the results of the Olympic competitions, with the athletes, win and extending care about those who fail. We are not only the world of sport performance of drivers, but also the progress, even if it small, the athletes of the countries and regions whose sport is at a relatively low level, "said Jiang.

He stressed that education is the ultimate guarantee for the realization of the "People's Olympics". BOCOG has paid great importance to Olympic education targeting 400 million youngsters in China during the Olympic preparation.

In a joint effort with the Ministry of Education, BOCOG has millions of textbooks and popular readings for primary and secondary school children and young people and students. More than 500 schools were Olympic Education Model Schools in 2006 and more than 500000 primary and secondary schools, our knowledge Olympic charts, Jiang added.

In the morning session of speeches, in particular the role of Physical Education, Sport and Culture by Pierre Sane, UNESCO Deputy Director-General for Social Sciences and Humanities; Olympics: educational and cultural opportunities by Gilbert Felli, IOC Executive Director Education and Life After The Games by Sergei Bubka, IOC member.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Australia Teachersí perceptions and uses of sport Education Curriculum model

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January Luckman

Edith Cowan University, Australia

This document presents the results of a recent questionnaire completed by 377Australian primary and secondary physical education (PE) teachers who have used the sport education program model. As such, it is one of the few large-scale accounts of teachers receive a curriculum model first proposed by Siedentop in the early 1980. The aim of this questionnaire was to discover how teachers implemented the model and to report to their opinion, if it produced better learning outcomes, was sensitive to certain types of students and their needs and helped students to accept responsibility for their own Parliament. The report provides support to the idea that sport, education can be a copy to pursue a broader range of learning outcomes that Parliament has always sought and achieved, and that many teachers disappointment with the nature and the quality of interactions with students can be overcome, in turn improving their quality of life. "

Keywords: evaluation of curricula model • • • • results personal social development • physical education learning • • • sport education focuses on teaching students

ASEP began offering the courses online courses

About ASEP

"ASEP is committed to improving amateur sport by encouraging coaches, officials, administrators, parents, athletes and embrace the" athletes first, winning second philosophy and providing education to bring the philosophy at work. "
-- Rainer Martens, Ph.D., founder of the ASEP

The beginnings of ASEP

In early 1970, Rainer Martens, sports psychologist and physical education professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is studying the psychological aspects of youth sports. Through its research and pioneering work of the Canadian Association of Coaches, Martens took the view that a major means of improving amateur sport in the USA was to improve the education of coaches. Thus, in 1976, he founded the American Effectiveness Coaching Program (ACEP), which later extended to the American Sport Education Program (ASEP). Although the training of coaches is a priority with ASEP, today education programs for officials, sports administrators, parents and athletes are all part of the ASEP educational agenda.

ASEP is one of seven divisions of Human Kinetics, also founded by Martens in 1974. The company is an international sport, physical activity and health resources with over 300 employees and subsidiaries in Canada, Europe and Australia.

In 1981, Martens produced and published the first course of the ASEP, which focused on coaching and the basic philosophy of sport science, sports medicine and sports management. In 1986, 1400 ASEP has certified instructors who trained more than 50000 coaches. In 1994, ASEP has added educational programs and resources for volunteer coaches, officials, parents, administrators and sports community youth sports programs, the national sport of youth organizations, military and religious and sports organizations.

In 1990, the National Federation of State High School Associations in partnership with ASEP to offer versions of the school's most popular ASEP Coaching Principles and Sports First Aid course. During the next 15 years, ASEP and NFHS worked tirelessly with the school activity associations to implement these courses as required education, or if not necessary, at least highly recommended for all school coaches.

In 2006, with the ASEP / NFHS partnership has ended, ASEP now works directly with over 40 secondary schools state associations in the delivery of professional coaches ASEP Education Program to more than 25000 cars per year.

From 2001, ASEP began revising its high school program, calling the Bronze level, which consisted of two courses mentioned above and a new series of coaching technique and tactical skills for each course high of sport school. In addition to update and broaden the curriculum in 2004,that coaches can take anywhere they could access the Internet.
Advanced training for coaches

In early 1990, ASEP developed a series of advanced courses based on coaching the sport sciences of physiology, psychology of sport, sport and biomechanics. These courses were mainly used in colleges and universities and training courses are currently under review for release as part of the curriculum Silver level. Sport Mechanics for coaches and physiology for coaches are the first pieces of Silver level to be released.
The training of volunteer coaches

Although most of the ASEP efforts have been focused on secondary education and training of coaches of the club, the education of volunteer coaches has been and remains a major objective. ASEP coaching young athletes courses for volunteer coaches has been launched in 1981, but it is more complete than the young professionals of the sport were willing to offer their coaches. Thus, in early 1990, ASEP has launched a series of coaches Rookie Guide [sport], which later became the supervision of young [Sport] series. These texts, with an instructor and guide instructional video, it is easier for young directors of sport to educate coaches. At the end of 1990, ASEP developed a series of videos companion these texts which have demonstrated the technical and tactical skills of the sport.

Over the years, many youth sports have adopted the ASEP coaches volunteers Education Program courses, but three barriers have limited their widespread adoption: money to buy the course, the lack of administrators time to teach classes and the logistical challenge of putting together volunteers for face-to-face instruction. In 2003, ASEP began the liberation of youth, sport Coaching series of online courses. Now, coaches can attend classes at their convenience and without travel expenses. Busy sport for young professionals do not need to organize training sessions and prepare to teach the courses.
ASEP diversifies

During the years 1990, ASEP produced a series of five texts for school sports administrators, developed a kit of Arbitration for Sport of young professionals to provide basic education officials to volunteer, and a product Innovative SportParent Kit. ASEP has published its first official Principles online course in 2003, and in partnership with the NFHS, issued a series of methods online courses official for high school sports and other national sport.

ASEP was the sport in the education business for almost 30 years, and although more than 1 million coaches have participated in courses ASEP during this period, the ASEP of work is largely incomplete . More than 3.5 million cars, nearly 1 million officials, sports administrators 300000, 80 million parents, and 30 million young athletes in the USA can benefit from the ASEP of training courses and resources. Thus, although ASEP is proud of its achievements, its objective is to provide the highest quality education for all who are involved in sport.

Telephone: 217-351-5076.

Fax: 217-351-2674 E-mail: @ hkusa ASEP.

Effects of a sport Education Curriculum model on the experience of students with visual impairments

Effects of a sport Education Curriculum model on the experience of students with visual impairments
Jeanine Fittipaldi-Wert, Sheri J. Brock, Peter A. Hastie, Jennifer B. Arnold and Anthony Guarino, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Sport Education is a model program designed to provide authentic sports experiences for all students through six essential characteristics; seasons, the team affiliation, formal competition, record keeping, party, and whose point culminating events (Siedentop, 1994). Sport Education has yielded good results in the undertaking increasingly, effort, enjoyment, independence, motivation, physical skills, decision-making tactical understanding, cooperation and behaviour of students without disabilities ( Wallhead & O'Sullivan, 2005). Although these increases are evident as it was examined by race, sex, socioeconomic status, and age, no research to date has examined the impact of sport on the education of students with disabilities . In addition, Ponchillia, Armbruster and Wiebold (2005) underscore the commitment of opportunities in sport and physical activity are particularly limited for people with visual impairments. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of an education programme of sport on people with visual impairments participating in a sports camp. The participants were 28 people ages 10-22 years. Data collection included before and after the questionnaires, individual and group interviews, and observations on the ground. A modified version of The Sports Camp assessment instruments (SCEI) has served as a pre questionnaire to measure sports knowledge, skills, attitudes, and the degree of participation in sports activities (Ponchillia, Armbruster and Wiebold , 2005). Physical education season as amended by Hastie and Sinelnikov (in press) was used as a separate item questionnaire to measure the participants' perceptions of sport education. To evaluate the effectiveness of the education model of sport, a series of repeated measure analysis of variance (ANOVA) were conducted. The interviews were recorded, transcribed and analyzed using a qualitative analysis strategy inductive. Several researchers coded independently maintenance data to establish trust. The results indicate that statistically significant increases have occurred. More specifically, the participants' perceptions of their sport knowledge and capacity increased by 69%, enjoyment and participation has increased by 14%, affiliation and the team has increased by 30%. The results indicated the implementation of the model Sport Education has reached an authentic athletic experience for students with visual impairments. This is evident through the increase participants' self perception of their knowledge and skills in various sports, their willingness to participate, team affiliation, and enjoyment of the festival and culminating event. The results suggest that sport education has the potential to facilitate the success of the inclusion while providing opportunities for people with visual impairments and children with disabilities to enjoy the benefits of sport education.
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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Deadline soon spot advice on education

Deadline soon spot advice on education

COLUMBUS - Parents interested in serving on the Ohio Department of Education State Advisory Council parents have until Monday to submit an application.

Council members a term of three years working to increase family engagement in education. During bimonthly meetings, members learn more about education activities and issues in state and can provide feedback on policies and products.

Candidates must be parents of school-age children, preschool to university, and available to go to Columbus for the day of meetings.

For more information or to register, visit and research

Adventures in the park for children

Adventures in the park for children

Endorses, in part, by a generous grant from Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Inc. and Hitachi Foundation.

Programs will be held at the Guadalupe River Park & Gardens Visitor & Education Center, located at 438, avenue Coleman. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a seat for any of the programs listed below, contact us at 408-298-7657 or

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Education evolution recently published this article which sets out some of their ideas for education by taking a large step closer to the 21st century. I say a big step, because today the traditional school model is roughly a conception of the 19th century. Talk about old school ...

August is already here, and the beginning of a new school year is only one month. Yikes! My condolences to those who have been hardest hit by the disaster d'hier 35W bridge in Minneapolis that have just extended the shuttle every day for the next two years. Having spent 4 years at the University of Minnesota, I spent much time exploring the riverfront area where the collapse occurred, and led over this bridge several times. Scary. I was only a mile or so from the site where it happened and had to withstand a conference fleeing to go rubberneck at the scene. Fortunately, the University of Minneapolis and the ERT has done an excellent job managing the scene.

The week of 7 / 23 brings the Edvisions Co-op Summer Institute in Henderson, MN. Edvisions is a teacher of cooperation that teachers through work in cooperation with school boards to the staff of small schools. The summer institute is a week-long training and learning Edvisions seminar for members. Many talented people who will lead small seminars and learning sessions. Aaron Grimm of the Edvisions Off-Campus High School and I do some sessions on networking technology. I look forward to learning a lot of many people.

The study place

From Jamie Littlefield,
Your guide to distance education.
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Create a place to get your work done
If you're like most distance learners, you enjoy freedom of learning at home. You revel in the joy of taking a math test online in your pajamas and appreciate the fact that a snack from the kitchen is just a few steps away. But the house of distraction can become a problem, especially if you have not organized a special place to get your work done. If you feel overwhelmed by the constant distraction phone calls, family or interruptions room, and disorganization, you must create an environment where you can really get to work.
What is a study Spot?
A study Spot is a special place in place only to carry out the work you need to get done. Instead of working on the bed, near the television, or almost anywhere in the chaos of home life, you can create a place which best suits actually do your job and do it well.
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Most people put a few rules for school places to make sure they are not faced with the normal distractions while their busy schedule. Once done properly, the creation of a Study Spot can help save time by letting you you concentrate on your work and finish earlier.
Organization is essential
The first step to study Spot success is the organization instead to be the house of your studies. Walk around your house at its busiest hour (if you have family or roommates living with you, this will probably be when everyone comes back from school or work). Find the place that is the lowest in all the commotion. It May be in the corner of your bedroom or you may be a marker or a small room which is not used. Some people use a portion of their garage. Whatever the venue of your choice, make sure it is large enough that you not feel cramped and make sure that the temperature can still be maintained at a comfortable level. Once you find your place, begin to organize the material you need and setting up your studies Spot. Complete the following steps you will leave a well organized and ready to work, you can call your own:

1. The purchase of a traditional office. One of the advantages of an office of the reality is that your work related materials are always to be near. Most offices have multiple drawers for supplies and room to hold a computer without the manner of your writing area.

2. Getting a good president. It is one of the most important tools of your work is done at home. Go to a store office supplies and invest in a chair you want to sit in Hard wood or metal chairs are uncomfortable and often deter people from sitting for the time necessary to get their work done.

3. Organize your supplies. Make sure all supplies you need each day are easily accessible from your office. It is easy to get distracted from your work if you constantly have to leave your studies to fetch supplies in another area of the house. Put notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, and everything you need in your desk drawers. If you study online, make sure you have all the necessary software and passwords available. If you study by mail, make sure you have the required stamps and addresses to your office.

4. Add your special touch. Spot Personalize your studies and make your own. If you like to explore with background music, you put a cd player and a group of your favorite cds If you want to eat while you work, put a box of snacks in your work space. If you're a fan of art, save your paintings on the wall. Some people like to hang inspirational posters or magazine clippings of people who are in the profession they are working on becoming a party. Add anything that will help make a spot study feel at home and you put the emphasis on price.

Spot rules Study
Once you've created the perfect Study Spot, set some rules for yourself and any person in your life. The rules may help keep away from distractions and focused. Start with just a little to be easy to follow and add others as you become more disciplined in your work. Some examples of rules that people have found useful are:

• working time is between the hours of 7 am 11 and I am nothing else during this period.

• The ringing phone is always turned off while I'm working.

• When I put a sign on the door, family members and friends must know that I'm working and not disturb me.

• I'll get a big break in the middle of my work, but stop taking many short breaks throughout the morning.

Spot study rules are very personal and are designed to help you work the same way as the best for you. When you decide on rules to help you study, talk to people living with you and explain what you need to do to help.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Education and training

Education and training

With the explosive growth of the sport of lacrosse in the country, the need for knowledge, experience coaches and officials is more than ever before. U.S. Lacrosse is committed to providing opportunities to develop those leaders.

The education program for coaches
According to U.S. Lacrosse Strategic Plan, the USA Lacrosse Coaches Education Program was established to create a multi-level, national, standardized education program and additional resources that are accessible to all Coaches at all levels. The Education Program coaches is developed and implemented by the Education Committee of the coaches and USA lacrosse for development of sport.
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Are you ready for scratches? U.S. Lacrosse offers comprehensive training for new and promotion of men's and women's lacrosse officials in many locations across the country. Contact to learn more about the men responsible for lacrosse training in your area. If you want more information on obtaining certification for women to stick in your area, please contact your local board of the Women's Division Official Council (WDOC).

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Have more fun in PE class by teaching lacrosse with our comprehensive, easy to use, focusing on students physical education program! Lacrosse is a fast-garde students who move and help encourage higher levels of fitness. It is currently the only school lacrosse programs available and we made it easy to implement in your physical education programs.
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Sport, Education, and the Meaning of Victory

Sport, Education, and the Meaning of Victory

Heather L. Reid
Morningside College

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ABSTRACT: Sport was included in ancient educational systems because it was thought to promote aretê or human excellence which could be applied to almost any endeavor in life. The goal of most modern scholastic athletic programs might be better summed up in a word: winning. Is this a sign that we have lost touch with the age-old rationale for including sport in education? I argue that it need not be by showing that we value winning precisely for the virtues associated with it. I then take Plato's traditional parts of aretê: piety, sophrosunê, courage and justice and show how they are manifest in modern athletic ideals of self-knowledge, discipline, courage and justice. To the extent that scholastic athletic programs develop these virtues, I conclude, their pursuit of winning is not at odds with the institutional mission of educating students. If an athletic program's pursuit of victory allows such character-building to fall by the wayside, however, it deserves no place in our high schools, colleges or universities.

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As in the world of the Ancient Greeks, sport plays an important role in the educational institutions of 20th century America. The reasoning for this in ancient times, as now, is a belief that sport helps to make better people - that it promotes excellence (what the Greeks called aretê) in individuals, excellence which can be applied to almost any endeavor in life. That said, it must be acknowledged that most athletes, coaches, and school administrations identify the goal of their athletic programs in one word: winning. Is this a sign that we've lost touch with the age-old rationale for including sport in education? Is the philosophy that "winning is everything," or "the only thing," (1) or maybe the Platonic ideal of the Good as manifested in sport at odds with the fundamental objectives of education? The best way to tell is to ask a simple yet crucial question in the style of Socrates: What is Winning?

One reason this question is seldom asked may be that, on the face of it, the answer is absurdly obvious. Sports, after all, are essentially sets of rules constructed by human beings, and winning is clearly defined within each of these sets of rules. Analytically, a winner is simply the athlete or team who accumulates the most points, crosses the finish line first, the highest jumps, throws the farthest, or whatever superlative designates the sport. The definition of winning in sport is clear and quantitatively measurable - unlike "winning" in other areas of life, such as love or happiness, where success is not so easily measured. Perhaps this precision is one of the reasons we value an athletic victor so much, but certainly there is more to it. Ben Johnson crossed the finish line first in the 100 meter dash at the Seoul Olympics in 1988, but few consider him the winner of the race. Even victors who win fair and square "sometimes see the" moral victory "and the lion's share of admiration awarded to a losing competitor. Our conception of a winner runs much deeper than the ability to fulfill the analytic definition of victory in sport.

In Homer's Iliad (XXIII, 823-880), there is an account of a foot race at Patroclus' funeral games in which the goddess Athena chooses her favorite Odysseus as the winner of the race and ensures his victory by having his younger opponent Ajax slip and fall in some cow dung while leading the race. The idea that winners are loved by god is reflected today as in ancient times in the adulation bestowed upon them by the masses. Consider the phenomenon that even in arenas where the Chicago Bulls are despised by the local fans, their star player, Michael Jordan, is cheered and adored by the crowd. Furthermore, winners from Odysseus to Jordan are often showered with riches, consulted for advice, even admired as role-models for children. But why? Why do we love and admire athletes winning so much? Business tycoons and real estate managers are often as rich and successful as star athletes, yet rarely revered to the same degree. What's the difference?

When Odysseus Athena thing to be an athletic victor, she did so because she loved his character - he had aretê (virtue), and so deserved to win the race. We still frequently associate athletic victory with traditional virtues. This explains why we push our children to admire and even emulate athletic heroes like Michael Jordan. It also explains why a national uproar is created when a player spits on an umpire or is convicted of drunk driving - offenses that would be all but overlooked if committed by unknown businessmen. But more fundamentally, the association of virtue and victory explains why we should view sport as part of a proper education.

The very concepts of moral victory, personal victory, and even being "robbed of victory" show that we view winning as much more than scoring the most points or crossing the line first. We view winning as the manifestation of certain virtues inherent in the athlete in a given performance. This is confirmed by the fact that when those virtues are manifested by an athlete or team in an analytic loss, we describe the performance in terms of victory nonetheless, it is a moral victory, a personal victory, or some such qualified win. Likewise, when an analytic win is achieved without the accompanying manifestation of virtue, we try to disassociate the performance with victory by calling it a "tainted win" or a "win-on-paper."

If the essence of winning and the role of sport in education both depend for their justification on the virtues associated with them, it is important to articulate what those virtues are. In his Socratic dialogues, Plato identified the particular virtues associated with aretê to be piety, temperance, courage, and justice. (2) Although it is no longer believed that divine beings interfere directly in sporting contests, as the Iliad's story of Odysseus and Athena, contemporary athletes routinely pray and make religious signs before and during contests. (3) There is good reason to believe that the religious rituals associated with sport derive from its origin in religious sacrifices, (4) but Plato's notion of piety endures in our notion of an athlete's virtue on another less explicitly religious level as self-knowledge .

Near the entrance to the ancient temple of Apollo at Delphi were two famous inscriptions: "know thyself," and "nothing in excess." These inscriptions were intentionally open to interpretation, but knowing oneself was widely recognized as an important part of piety in the sense that a pious person recognizes his or her imperfection in contrast to the divine. Socrates, for example, interpreted the declaration that no man was wiser than he - received from the oracle that dwelt in the same temple at Delphi - as an acknowledgment of his wisdom in understanding that, in comparison to the gods, he knew nothing. (5) Similarly the winning athlete must recognize and confront his or her weaknesses in order to work on them directly (as Socrates did with his pursuit of wisdom) and to achieve excellence by approaching the ideal.

The second inscription, "nothing in excess" relates directly to the Platonic virtue of sophrosunê. Often translated as' temperance 'or' self-control, 'sophrosunê corresponds well to the athletic ideal of discipline. Winning would be simple if it was just a matter of training volume, the runner who trained the most hours would automatically win. We know it does not work that way, though, and indeed it is a delicate art for athletes to find ways of maximizing improvement without exceeding mental, physical, and emotional limits. In the athletic arena, as in the rest of the world, we suffer from excesses and deficiencies. From simple cases of over training and overuse injuries to serious diseases such as anorexia nervosa, a winning athlete's ability to push the envelope of achievement without bursting it open is integral to his or her success.

So the ancient virtues of piety and sophrosunê, reflected in the Delphic exhortations to "know thyself" and take "nothing in excess" are manifest in the modern athletic virtues of self-knowledge and discipline. One good reason to love a winner is the recognition that victory requires a knowledge of oneself that is rare and difficult to achieve as well as the discipline to maximize individual potential without stopping short of or overstepping one's limits. The recognition of ones' limitations must be tempered by a realistic yet ambitious drive toward maximum performance, this is a balancing act central to all forms of human excellence that can be learned through sport.

In his dialogue Laches, Plato identifies courage as a virtue to be cultivated by education. In his discussion with military leaders and the fathers of teenagers, Socrates shows that courage is much more than simple bravery in battle. It is the ability to stick a goal and persevere in the face of a desire to give up combined with the knowledge of when and how to revise ones goals for the better. Such intelligent endurance is illustrated by Socrates' action in a crucial battle at Delium, where by retreating he saved himself and many others from certain death. (6) Standing one's ground in the face of certain defeat is not courage, but foolhardiness. The dedication and perseverance demanded by countless coaches are forms of the ancient virtue of courage. Winning athletes must be more than tough, they must overcome their fears and desires to quit but they must also realize when more will be lost than gained by staying the course. We should admire athletes who have heart, not those who are simply bold, brazen, brutal. . . heartless. Victors should be revered for combining strength and endurance with the wisdom necessary to use those tools effectively.

That the virtue of courage requires intelligence as well as toughness is illustrated by the nature of a true sporting challenge. The essence of sport is challenge. The greater the challenge the greater the victory. An easy win against a low-ranked opponent is nowhere near as satisfying as a narrow victory over a formidable challenger. Likewise, an excellent performance against a much more accomplished opponent is often considered to be a kind of personal or moral victory despite being a "paper loss." This is because we associate winning with facing a challenge, and therefore with the virtue of courage. Challenges, by definition, are not overcome effortlessly, they require hard work, dedication, and perseverance. Winning is sweeter and more winners are admired when overcome the challenges are greater. Hence the almost universal plot of sports stories and movies: athlete begins by losing miserably or suffering a terrible setback; athlete pledges his allegiance to the goal of victory nonetheless, athlete trains tirelessly in pursuit of that goal; athlete achieves victory. The athlete's victory is a reward for and a sign not simply of toughness and endurance but the intelligent pursuit of excellence Plato described as courage.

Plato's most famous work, the Republic explores the virtue of dikaiosune, often translated justice. Sports in general and victory in particular are associated with justice. It is central to our perception of sport - and of justice - that the outcome of a contest is not inevitable. When athletes take to a starting line, or during the opening kick-off, tip-off, or face-off of a game it is important that those athletes, their spectators, and the live television audience believe the outcome to be undetermined. The belief that an athlete can win is just as important as the knowledge that he or she might lose, because if the outcome were predetermined by anything other than a purely just god (as in the case of Odysseus), the purpose of the game ( not to mention its entertainment value) would be null and void. Accordingly, when this essential indetermination of victory is thwarted by a boxer who throws a fight or the external manipulation of a corrupt judge, we immediately recognize the injustice of the contest and we withdraw our admiration for its winner.

Fortunately, such obstacles to fair play are difficult to find in sport since the public nature of the performance tends to force an honest contest. Michael Johnson may be able to convince the masses through rhetoric or form a perfect argument and give scientific evidence in support of the thesis that he could beat Donovan Bailey in a 150 meter sprint. But such a claim could never be justified in sport unless he actually does it in a public arena where there is nowhere to hide. Justice is honest and blind, it does not matter who you are, what you say about yourself, or even what you have done in the past. From sport we learn to be honest, with ourselves and with others, about what is possible, what is inevitable, and what can be achieved. We also learn to accept the truth, we learn to be just.

Plato's concept of dikaiosune is also strikingly parallel to the athletic ideal of teamwork. In book IV of the Republic, he explicitly associates dikaiosune with the proper management of a community in which every individual particular recognizes his worth and proper performs his task as part of an optimally functioning community. (7) Correspondingly, a basketball team functions best when its quick conniving members play guard the taller and slower members play center. Plato believed that the a group of naturally diverse talents who perform their own cooperatively proper tasks would achieve the harmony of function characteristic of justice, and thereby manifest excellence or edge.

Self-knowledge, discipline, courage, and justice are four forms of human excellence associated with sport explicitly and implicitly associated with winning. The cultivation of these virtues is a legitimate and laudable objective in education. Therefore the role of sport - and winning - in education can be justified with reference to them. A key corollary to this thesis, however, is that winning in sports is only legitimately pursued in education to the extent that its pursuit cultivates these virtues. Schools subscribing to this philosophy may still hire and fire coaches based on their ability to win, but should only do so to the extent that such wins are manifestations of the virtues winning the coach is actually instilling in his or her athletes. By the same token, a coach who manages to instill virtues in winning athletes but fails to win in the analytic sense should be retained nonetheless. The criterion should not be immediate win / loss statistics, but rather the educational value students derive from their athletic pursuits.

Excessive focus on the analytical idea of winning threatens to undermine the cultivation of virtues that give athletics its educational value. This is because analytic wins can be gained by using techniques that bypass or even squelch the kind of virtues that give winning its value. The virtue of self-knowledge associated with a winner is eliminated when the athlete uses illegal means such as steroids or EPO to artificially expand their personal limitations. A user of performance-enhancing drugs shows no appreciation for value of learning about oneself and carefully crafting ones maximum performance, but rather it reveals a complete lack of discipline and a refusal to recognize natural capacities and limitations. Chemical short-cuts also reveal a lack of courage in the athlete - an unwillingness to meet challenges through hard work and dedication. Furthermore an athlete who trains either to please others or to avoid their punishments is not displaying true dedication and clearly lacks the virtues associated with victory. Finally, attempts to thwart the justice of sport by gaining an unfair advantage or a developing a secret weapon are attempts to erode the very value of victory itself. If you've made sure that your victory is inevitable, ask yourself how it could possibly be a victory at all.

Some of those who acknowledge that the value of winning is intimately tied to the perception of virtues associated with it might still be content to settle for the analytic win. After all, to the victor go the spoils whether winning virtues were manifest in the victory or not. Many athletes have retained the glory and riches associated with victory despite their use of unethical techniques or substances. Indeed a good argument can be made that the goal for professional athletes is simply making money and the manifestation of virtues is not a relevant issue. Why should high schools, colleges and universities teach their athletes the professional skills that will bring financial reward in sports industry just as they teach their skills for business students pursuing profit? And why should schools make their own profit in the bargain? Colleges and Universities are in business, too, it may be argued. But schools are in the business of making better people, and their use of athletics for profit rather than education would amount to egregious exploitation of the very people they profess to serve.

The real goal of sport in education has not changed in 2,500 years, it is the cultivation of aretê, human excellence. To the extent that winning can be achieved or is in exclusive scholastic athletics gold in spite of such excellence, it is not winning at all - at least not the sort of winning that made winning valuable in the first place. If athletes are to be students, coaches are to be teachers, and schools are to count sport as a legitimate part of the curriculum, they must ask themselves why (and when) the pursuit of victory is worthwhile. In examining the philosophical question "What is winning?" we learn that winning may be everything, but every victory is not necessarily winning. Once we recognize that the very reason we should value is winning for the virtues we associate with it, we must accept that winning analytically without manifesting the associated virtues is not winning at all - at least not the sort of winning scholastic athletic programs should strive for . Schools are in the business of educating their students and athletics can be an integral part of that mission - so long as they retain a considered perspective on sport, education, and the meaning of victory.

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(1) Both of these popular sayings are derived football coach Vince Lombardi, who later modified his statement to: "Winning is not everything - but making the effort to win is." See Walton (1992), p. XI.

(2) The dialogues dealing specifically with these parts of virtue are: Euthyphro, Charmides, Laches, and Republic, respectively. Virtue is the central topic of nearly all the Socratic works, however.

(3) Interestingly, the signs do not always indicate that the athlete is religious. The winner of the 1997 Tour de France, Jan Ullrich, began crossing himself during the race for good luck even while admitting he is not religious and had learned to make the sign from watching other riders.

(4) For a fascinating account of this, see David Sansone's Greek Athletics and the Genesis of Sport (1988).

(5) See Apology 20d ff.

(6) This incident is described at Laches 181b, and Symposium 221a.

(7) See, especially, 433a ff.


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Sport Education in Russia

Sport Education in Russia

For several consecutive years Dr. Oleg Sinelnikov and Dr. Peter Hastie went to Russia and taught during an academic quarter each year in different Russian public schools. The researchers used the sport education curriculum and teaching model to teach physical education at Russian students and taught Russian PE teachers to teach how to use sport education. The description and results of the programme are distributed by a number of national bodies (Russia and USA) and international conferences and, through a series of publications in Russian, European and North American magazines.

Below is a brief highlights and results of sport in Russia education programme in other sources:

ФК: ВОТ № 6-2004 faculty Oleg Sinelnikov and Peter Hastie, with colleague, Professor Anatoly Sichev of the State University of Tambov in Russia had their paper "sports physical education: sports Education ", published in the journal Physical Culture, the leading journal for research on physical education and sport in Russia.

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The Sport Education program in Russia was highlighted in the 2006 edition of the Auburn University awareness Brief published by the Office of research, human resources and awareness of Auburn University.

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Oleg Sinelnikov is presented with "Young Scholar Award of the International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP) World Congress 2005 in Lisbon, Portugal for the presentation highlighting the sport education Russia.

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CD-ROM interactive sport education is developed in Russian language for distribution to teachers. The CD-ROM is complete with text, photographs, PowerPoint slides, video and audio explaining the content of sport and education courses and plans season.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

the Spadoni College of Education

Welcome to the Spadoni College of Education.

We are proud to be a community of researchers working together to prepare individuals and for the success of exciting careers in the fields of education, health promotion, recreation and sport.

We are a college which is:

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* Small enough to provide personal attention to each student
* Large enough to offer a full range of programs and services
* Commises the success of each student
* Proud to have a remarkable ability
* Respected for the preparation and calibre of our graduates
* Active and involved in campus and community activities.

Please enjoy this site, use the information found here, and communicate with one of our teachers and staff for additional information or assistance.

Dr. Gilbert H. Hunt
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Spadoni College of social education curriculum State wins prize

The M.A.T. Social Studies Program won the 2007 South Carolina Council for Social Development Studies Program of Excellence Award. The purpose of this award is to identify and provide social recognition for curriculum currently being implemented in the Palmetto State and encourage the growth and development of innovative and effective programmes of social studies.

As a result of winning the prize of State, Coastal Carolina University's MAT Program social studies will be implemented for the 2008 National Council for Social Studies scholarship program of excellence.

The prize was awarded to Mr. Emory Helms to the South Carolina Council for Social Studies Conference, held Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2007, the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.


Dates Deadline for students planning stages of spring 2008

May 15, 2007 - Deadline for submission of fingerprints to the Office of clinical internship in order to intern in spring 2008

August 9, 2007 - Deadline for registration for the last Praxis II test date in order to intern in spring 2008

September 15, 2007 - Last Praxis II test date in order to intern in spring 2008

December 1, 2007 - Deadline for submission of applications for internships at the Office of clinical

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The 4th Annual Symposium of ethics at the University of Coastal Carolina, Spadoni College of Education, will take place on Thursday, March 13, 2008 Wheelwright Auditorium at 6:30 pm.

Professor James A. Banks will be the speaker. Professor Banks has been a researcher and leader in efforts to increase equality in education for all students to the USA and the world for over three decades. Banks continued questions relating to education, racial inequality and social justice in more than 100 newspaper articles and 20 books. His book, diversity and citizenship education: global perspectives, focuses on unity-diversity of tension in 12 countries. His most recent book on race, culture and education: The Selected Works by James A. Banks (Routledge, 2006).

Education Programme

Education Programme

There is no substitute for being able to have the answers to your questions in an understandable explanation of a competent teacher. We know many people prefer to collect information in a lead instructor, classroom format, and we know the value of less educated citizens outdoors. That's why we offer courses for the following topics during the year and across the state.

Available public courses:
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Focus: WILD Arizona is the Arizona Game and Fish Department environmental education program available free to teachers. The program includes lessons about Arizona's native wildlife and habitats.

The Wildlife Center is a wildlife rehabilitation center operated by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. We rehabilitate sick, injured or abandoned wildlife, and our goal is to release animals back into the wild whenever possible. Some animals, which can not be released for educational purposes, and volunteers to support our case and school presentations.

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The objective of sport is education

Sport Education

The objective of sport is education to help students become skilled athletes and good sports.

Rather than simply teach basic skills, sport education of students in all aspects of their selected sports. They learn to play, coach, referee, and manage.

With the help of sport education, students:

* Develop the skills and ability specific to certain sports
* The social experience and personal values play a sport can provide
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* Develop the capacity to make a reasoned decision on issues in sport
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* Voluntarily decide to become actively involved in sport outside school hours

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Monday, May 12, 2008


The upcoming events for the JAG Sports and Education Foundation
March 9th Cape Argus Cycle Tour

35000 cyclists - one of the largest individually timed cycle. The JAG Sports and Education Foundation registrations received 20 entries that were divided between development, office and celebrity runners who will represent the Foundation. Attention to the JAG on the head!
March 22nd Old Mutual two oceans marathon

Annual incredibly picturesque marathon. JAG will support Daz - the miracle runner! Daz has cerebral palsy and is a wandering it still works! Daz will be running to raise funds for the Foundation JAG.

JAG Foundation will also supply water and physical support from a site in Hout Bay, and have a presence on the finish line.

It is guaranteed to be a fun and exciting filled morning, we hope you'll be a part of it!
28th March to 5 April Absa Cape Epic

9 days. 1200 cyclists. 950 km. 18000m of climbing.

This year we are proud to announce that reigns Marathon World Champion, Christoph Sauser and Burry Stander, South Africa and Africa XC Champion, rolling as a team from the Cape Epic and raise funds for an initiative that Christoph began known. This year, funds will benefit the foundation JAG BMX confidence in Kayamandi.

The May 15th JAG Sports and Education "Year in Review" Function

Celebrating a year since the launch of our Foundation. The conference will showcase our achievements so far, an invited international - Nick Farr Jones and an element of fundraising. The event by invitation only.

July 12 Knysna half marathon

JAG team will run the race in support of the Foundation.
Past Events
JAG Foundation supports Trafalgar High School Touch rugby world champions - November 28, 2007, District Six

The JAG Sports and Education Foundation is honoured to sponsor once again Trafalgar High School touch rugby teams to take part in this year's tour to Malaysia for high school Touch Rugby World Championships.

Top of Trafalgar boy team won last year in Singapore. The JAG Foundation joined the players and MEC Cameron Dugmore for a press conference farewell to school on November 28. We have seen teams at the airport and looked forward to their return.

Mr. Hendricks has assured the teams that this year there will be a strong educational aspect of the tour. He said: "I know we will win; Trafalgar is known for the sport. This year I want the children learn from their experience in the East. They are all studying tourism and my belief is that travel provides the best opportunity to learn and grow. "

Our mission JAG is to encourage a sense of pride and ownership among young people, those already disadvantaged. Our mission has been completed by the enthusiasm and commitment of the school and players. Their success last year was a bonus.
JAG Foundation Joines forces with the Western Province Cricket Association to celebrate 120 years of Newlands - Youth Day on October 26, 2007, Newlands

Newlands Cricket Stadium celebrates its 120th anniversary this season.

The Western Province Cricket Association has a packed programme of anniversary celebrations. All funds raised will contribute to improving the stadium, the acquisition of a new scoreboard, the decline arrivals and upgrade field. The first official event to begin the anniversary celebrations was Newlands Youth Day Friday, October 26.

The event was a mini-day cricket with 1200 to 1500 children participating. The children from schools across the peninsula - including children of school special needs. The children attended Mini bakers cricket coaching clinic with the Cape Cobras players as coaches.

JAG Foundation has provided transport for 200 children on its programme Mighty metres from the primary school in Stellenbosch, Lavender Hill and Botenheuwel coming to join the day of fun and games at the Nelwands Grounds.

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2007 Health of the Nation, 50 hours Sports Challenge - September 14, 2007, Rondebosch

To continue on the health of the Nation research project and the success of the first challenge, Sporting Chance hosted the second edition of health of the nation: 50 HOURS OF SPORT CHALLENGE in the Western Province Cricket Club Rondebosch. Spread over three days (Friday to Sunday) the event has drawn 3000 participants children

Competitive sports non-stop for 50 hours with a maximum of twelve sports codes currently playing at the same time and ensuring that the ballnever came to a position yet - ie "keeping the ball alive. "

The bodies of the city of Cape Town who supported the event: The Ministry of Sport and Recreation, Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Community Safety.

The main objective was to show children the importance of physical activity in building a positive future and to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunities while participating in a non-elitist and fun.

The JAG Sports and supported by the Foundation for Education event with a 1 km Mighty metre runway and allowed a number of children Mighty meters in schools and to come join this challenge. Each participant received a goodie bag and a t-shirt.

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JAG Sports and Education officially launched in the Eastern Cape-26 July 2007, East London

On 26 July 2007 Group Sports and Education Foundation proudly launched in the Eastern Cape, an official launching ceremony at the Hotel Oster in east London.

Evert Ferreira, former Boland and provincial boundaries cricket player has been named executive director of the Foundation in the Eastern Cape.

"There is a huge need in the region of Eastern Cape scope for the introduction of sports activities in school curricula, and I am proud to be part of this difference and a dynamic organization that the Foundation JAG."

With the help of Meyer and the JAG Ferreira Foundation team will be responsible for carrying out Mighty metres of the programme in schools in the Eastern Cape. The Mighty metres programme was successfully launched in the region of Western Cape earlier this year and so far attracted over 9000 young learners in primary school.
The Pick 'n Pay Weekend Argus Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour - 07 July 2007, Knysna

Jason, Knysna, in July 2007

Promotion of Culture and Olympic Education

Promotion of Culture and Olympic Education

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has played an important role in the development of culture and Olympic education agenda, by establishing a policy that aims to provide more resources to their promotion in and through sport nationally, regionally and internationally, and especially the Olympics.

This policy has two main objectives:

• It seeks to develop the link between sport and culture in all its forms, encourages cultural exchanges and promoting the diversity of cultures.
• It also aims to promote Olympic education and supports other institutions prone values of Olympism.

It is based on the principles enshrined in the Olympic Charter (principles):

• Olympism is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a lifestyle based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles
• The objective of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practised without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.

Some info on the Promotion of Culture and Olympic Education

IOC President, Jacques Rogge with the mayor of Busan, Hur Nam-Sik.
© IOC / Richard Juilliart19 February 2008

World Forum on Sport, Education and Culture in Asia

This year, the world will look to Asia, with the celebration of the first-ever Olympic Games of the People's Republic of China. The Beijing Games will be a unique opportunity to save Olympic education and values ...
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* In 2010 in Vancouver, Olympic education is online (28 September 2007)
* The Olympic education for 400 million young people in China (August 17, 2007)
* Olympic Spirit among young scouts (August 15, 2007)
* World Forum on Sport, Olympic Education and Culture Closes in Beijing (24 October 2006)
* The values of the Olympic Movement (October 23 2006)

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Programs and activities

In the field of advocacy too, the IOC has launched a series of programs and activities that contribute to raising awareness about the importance of culture and Olympic education. Activities such as global forums, drawing competitions and youth camps are implemented in cooperation with several institutions, such as the Olympic Museum, Olympic Solidarity (SO), International Olympic Academy (IOA), United Nations l 'Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Pierre de Coubertin Committee (IPCC), National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and the Organizing Committees of the Olympic Games (OCOG).

Friday, May 9, 2008

Sports Medicine Programs

Sports Medicine Programs

By Elizabeth Quinn,

Updated: November 26, 2007 Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by Medical Review Board
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Schools are beginning to offer more and more Sports Medicine and Sports Science curriculum. Only a few years ago, you would be hard-pressed to find much selection if you wanted to study sports medicine in college. The standard education program consisted of physical education or medical school. Now departments with degree programs specific to sports medicine, athletic training, exercise science, health promotion, kinesiology, sports coaching and a variety of other disciplines are popping up at nearly every university. The choice is yours.

Fields of Study Include:

* Athletic Training
* Exercise Science
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School of Education

Rosauer The Centre was built in 1993 by a gift from Jessie Rosauer. The building provides up to 18 classrooms and 3 dividers that have to accommodate classes with small numbers. The classrooms are equipped with overhead projectors, VCR, cable television and whiteboards. There are six classrooms that were converted to classroom presentation media equipped with a computer, VCR, DVD player, LCD projector and a document camera for projecting documents.

As the School of Education is home to five departments, spaces exist in the Centre Rosauer which are specialized for the practical application of skills. The Department of Education advisor has two rooms for filming counseling sessions. The Department of Special Education has space dedicated as a centre for childcare for preschool children with special needs. The same space is shared by Gonzaga The Center for Applied Behavior Analysis, PLLC. This space was wired for sound so the room can be observed, the observation room and preschool are equipped with a way mirror.

The School of Education launched a wireless laptop initiative and laptop wireless stations to put technology in all classrooms. These stations allow faculty to demonstrate the technology in the classroom and to provide online interactions. Wireless Internet access is available to anyone in the building on the Gonzaga Community "wireless network. In the spring of 2008, the entire building Rosauer wired network is now operating at 100Mb/sec, with the computer laboratory operating at a speed of 1Gb/sec.

The Technology Resource Center is the center of instructional technology Rosauer the Centre for Education. In addition to providing hardware and software professionals require our candidates, we will provide basic training and technical support. The Commission is personal and open 12 hours on most days, and for long hours during crisis. The lab can be used as a single classroom or partitioned into two small classrooms. Both sides of the laboratory are fully multimedia capabilities (computers, projectors, camera document) and the laboratory ActiveBoard contains a complete system with ActiveVote components.

The lab contains twenty-four 24 "iMac computers running both OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and Windows XP. Install OS X includes all Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection 3 and Microsoft Office 2004, while Windows XP includes installing Microsoft Office 2003. Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac and Microsoft Office 2007 for Windows to go on computers by the summer of 2008.

Education Olympic sport in a millennium Australia

Education Olympic sport in a millennium Australia
If you are interested in studying physical education, sports coaching or you're an athlete you, there are few places in the world better than Australia to become the best. Volesse join a population dedicated to the sport in one form or another, and the last Olympics is added to the already feverish excitement and pride in this country athletics results. But there are many more reasons to come to the Land Down Under study and train.

The climate here is everything from alpine to tropical, even though most of the country has moderate temperatures most of the year. There are mountains covered with snow for winter sports in the mountains of New South Wales and Victoria and Queensland is tropical training in the field of heat. Top End, as is called, do not have a rainy season, but during periods of drought, the athletes go up there to get used to heat the first major competitions. Most of the population centres in this great land are on the coastal fringe, so sea breezes keep temperatures at moderate levels, usually in the 20 ° - 30 ° range. In Sydney, athletes train outdoors throughout the year, and there is not enough sun for everyone. Melbourne, in the southern part of the country, not having cold, but most Europeans believe that our cold to be very sweet and refreshing. Adelaide has more hot and cold in Sydney, but temperatures still are not extreme.

While many people think of Crocodile Dundee, when they consider Australia, the country is young and well developed with superior infrastructure. The roads and public services are of high class and public transport is not only plentiful but inexpensive. Accommodation here depends on your budget, but was pleasantly surprised by what you can afford. In addition, there are many services to help people settle in their new environment.

Here the facilities are world class for almost any sport you might think. Each state has its Institute of Sport, which are generally open to the public for training. The local councils also provide grounds cared for field sports such as football and the other four codes of football played here, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Rules and American Gridiron. Swimming pools abound and many are heated for winter training, although you have to be careful because swimming is so popular that you could find in society very fast!

Running tracks, velodromes and gyms are easily available and you'll find them modern and well maintained. Open water sports are also very active, with numerous races in deep waters throughout the year. There are few, if any, countries in which both government and private money is dedicated to sports facilities. Another consideration is wonderful that nearly all plants are designed for easy access by those with disabilities. With the advent Olympics in Sydney, you can rest assured that regardless of your sport, a world standard plant will be nearby.

The people of Australia are wonderfully open and friendly. Obtaining information and make new friendships requires simply talk. People are courteous and always ready to make new friends and you will be included, probably from the day to arrive at any local sports team you associate with. If your English is not very good, there are many ethnic communities in every major city and English classes are readily available to those who want to improve their skills.

The training for athletes, coaches and physical educators is at the forefront of technology. Universities and specialized private schools offer courses in all phases of sports, from social sciences. Private colleges such as the Australian College of Physical Education prepare students to become teachers of physical education, sports coaches and teachers of dance, but if you study at a major university or a small college, your education will recognised worldwide as the first rate. The scientific study of sporting activities using the latest technology to produce the highest level of performance possible. Why is not only the body but also the mind that determines how a person performs, psychology of sport is also an area of interest and study. Sports as business is also studied and sports professionals are developing and maturing into well-organized making profits of enterprises and promote the sport and their communities.

Perhaps the best reason to come to Australia is the lifestyle. If you are interested in sport, both as an athlete, coach or spectator, this is the place for you. Regardless of what sport is possible to follow, there will be someone here to share your interests. Sport in Australia is a way of life and never feels out of place here. And when it's time to relax, beaches and many tourist destinations within the Great South Land are beckoning and ready for your visit.

Volunteer Coaching Education

The training of volunteer coaches
Although most of the ASEP efforts have been focused on secondary education and training of coaches of the club, the education of volunteer coaches has been and remains a major objective. ASEP coaching young athletes courses for volunteer coaches has been launched in 1981, but it is more complete than the young professionals of the sport were willing to offer their coaches. Thus, in early 1990, ASEP has launched a series of coaches Rookie Guide [sport], which later became the supervision of young [Sport] series. These texts, with an instructor and guide instructional video, it is easier for young directors of sport to educate coaches. At the end of 1990, ASEP developed a series of videos companion these texts which have demonstrated the technical and tactical skills of the sport.

Over the years, many youth sports have adopted the ASEP coaches volunteers Education Program courses, but three barriers have limited their widespread adoption: money to buy the course, the lack of administrators time to teach classes and the logistical challenge of putting together volunteers for face-to-face instruction. In 2003, ASEP began the liberation of youth, sport Coaching series of online courses. Now, coaches can attend classes at their convenience and without travel expenses. Busy sport for young professionals do not need to organize training sessions and prepare for cours.teach teach the courses.

The Coaches Education Program

With the explosive growth o

f the sport lacrosse throughout the country, the need for a qualified and experienced coaches and officials is greater than ever before. U.S. Lacrosse is determined, the possibilities to develop this important guide.

The coaches education program
In accordance with the U.S. Lacrosse Strategic Plan, the U.S. Lacrosse Coaches Education Program was established to a multi-level, national, standardized training curriculum and additional resources that are accessible to all coaches at all levels. The Coaches Education Program is designed and implemented by the Coaches Education Committee and the U.S. Lacrosse Sports Development Department.
• Click here to Register for Current Coaches Clinics

National Player Clinics
The U.S. Men's and Women's National Team programs routinely cost-effective one-day clinics throughout the country for youth lacrosse players. To see the schedule for the upcoming clinics or learn more about them click here.

Officials' Training Programme
Are you ready for the stripes? U.S. Lacrosse offers a comprehensive training for new and further development of men and women lacrosse officials in many places throughout the country. Contact to learn more about men's lacrosse officials training in your area. If you want to get more information on getting certified for women lacrosse in your area, please contact your local board of the Women's Division Official Council (WDOC).

Physical Education curriculum for schools
Much more fun in PE class by teaching lacrosse with our comprehensive, easy to use, student centered physical education curriculum! Lacrosse is a fast, that the activity keeps students moving and helps encourage higher levels of fitness. This is currently the only lacrosse-specific curriculum available, and we have made it easy to implement it in your current physical education programs.
• Full Lacrosse physical education curriculum for elementary school, middle school and high school phys ed classes is now available

The U.S. Lacrosse / Nation Wide Parents Guide
This online guide, sponsored by Nationwide Insurance ®, serves as an introduction to the sport for the parents, are relatively new to the game. The information - from rules of the game to coaching proposals - is designed so that parents in their understanding of sport.

Take a shopping spree: Purchase Educational Resources
U.S. Lacrosse provides members and future members with a number of valuable pieces of information with the U.S. Lacrosse online store. Books, manuals and videos to support the coaches, officials and players are available for purchase and U.S. Lacrosse members receive a 10 percent discount.

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