ALBANIA7 Olympic week in schools Educational programmes organised by the National Olympic Committee and Academy of Albania in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, the Regional Directorate of Education, and the University of Sport, are aimed to increase familiarisation with the Olympic ideals and sport for a better life. The initiative involves the organisation of an Olympic Week every two years in each school of Albania, from elementary to gymnasium ( high level). For one week, various activities are organised by the schools including class activities in all curriculum subjects, art contests, a sporting contest during the last day of the week and an Olympic quiz. Rightreverted back to the classic Cassioli design. In 1988, the Seoul Olympic Games medal reverse featured a soaring dove of peace with a laurel branch in its beak. Barcelona in 1992 used only a large Games emblem on the 18TEACHING VALUES SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION TO OLYMPIC VALUES EDUCATION Above Philippines 1998: Competitors celebrate on the podium after an Olympic Day run. Left The Albanian Olympic Committee logo. 7 The information on the activities of the National Olympic Academy of Albania was received from the Olympic Studies Center of the Autonomous University of Barcelona as part of the data collected for a project sponsored by the IOC. NEW ZEALAND New Zealand's active National Olympic Academy works closely with the country's Ministry of Education. Learning outcomes related to the values of Olympism appear throughout the New Zealand Health and Physical Education Curriculum. The national Olympic committees of countries such as New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, and Canada, promote Olympic education through excellent web sites and special Olympic Education promotional programs for schools. They also produce educational materials for teachers prior to each Olympic Games. Many national Olympic committees organise Olympic Day activities – youth runs, art contests and youth leadership seminars.
TEACHING VALUES AN OLYMPIC EDUCATION TOOLKIT SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION TO OLYMPIC VALUES EDUCATION TEACHINGVALUES19 Above Antigua 1992: The Olympic Rings are recognised worldwide. Right New Zealand Olympic Committee logo. 8 New Zealand Ministry of Education. 1999. Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand Curriculum, p. 34. " THROUGH THEIR LEARNING IN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION, STUDENTS WILL DEVELOP A POSITIVE AND RESPONSIBLE ATTITUDE TO THEIR OWN PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL, SOCIAL, AND SPIRITUAL WELL BEING… RESPECT FOR THE RIGHTS OF OTHER PEOPLE… CARE AND CONCERN FOR OTHER PEOPLE IN THEIR COMMUNITY AND FOR THE ENVIRONMENT… [ AND] A SENSE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE" 8