On olympic education

Parte de Olympism and Olympic Education . páginas 16 - 26


The name “Olympic education” is intended to describe a particular form of education that departs by its origin, foundations, aims, and methods from other educational models. In a self-critical assessment, it cannot be considered strange either in Germany or on the international scene of educational science. However, since its origin, it has never left its position as an outsider. In the following, I will try to explain what can be understood by an Olympic educational theory through three steps. Firstly, I will present an outline of an Olympic educational theory, then indicate its continuation within German sport educational theory, and fnally, emphasizing Coubertin’s work, outline an interweaving of Olympic education and ethics.