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Effects of Universiade to spread out Olympic Education

Author(s): Pınar Güzel | Selhan Özbey | Meliha Atalay Noordegraff

Journal: International Journal of Human Sciences
ISSN 1303-5134

Volume: 9;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 296;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Olympic Education | International Sports Organizations | Universiade | Sport Administrator

The aim of this study was to expose the effects of 23rd Universiade Summer Games for spreading out the Olympic Education using the qualitative research method and case study and fenomenelogy models. In this study University Games which comes from one of the biggest sport organizations after the Olympic Games is taken as a case study. To reach this aim, opinions of the 4 Physical Education and Sports University’s administrator -12 interviewers- that give the support to the 23rd University Summer Games in İzmir are taken with the techniques of the interview method. It is applied to their thoughts, experiences and profits after the end of this organization and also is wanted to learn how these administrators transfer the Olympic education “that must be adopt as a life philosophy” to the future’s sports managers, physical education teachers and the trainers. The results of the questions turned into codes with the qualitative research method using descriptive and content analysis models. With these main themes, some other related themes have found. These codes showed us; Participators express that understanding of Olympism had part in Universiade 2005, with the factors like education level, culture comprehension. Furthermore it is seemed that International organizations have an important positive contribution for increasing sports culture. And creating this culture it is came out that Olympic education programme could help for this aim. Although Olympic Education Programme has been known by the developed countries, the studies for becoming widespread are needed to take part in all parts of Turkish education system. One of other important result of the codes is the programme must support with our National Education Ministry and the other Institutions.
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