Text our society is presented with propaganda of aesthetic standards nearing perfection, exalting models of efficiency based on the excellence of the results of their competitive capacity, on the maniacal and narcissistic exhibition of winning models, especially in the world of sports where clearly the disabled are excluded. From this collective knowledge comes the idea to create activities within the school system that foresee the reality of disabilities. The experiment was carried out in an institute in Naples and involved two fourth grade classes, twenty students per class. Controlled recreational activities were introduced, where body movement and motor skills were limited. The goal of the project was to create a spontaneous relationship between children with normal abilities and those with handicaps. Adequate athletic activities were carried out, under form of recreation, guided by a teacher, necessary to carry out the tasks: children without disabilities were put in a position where they were able to live the disability of another child. The results of the data collected through the systematic observation and that of a survey show the predisposition of the child without physical impairments with regards to the disability, eliminating through a natural process the concepts of “acceptance” and “tolerance” and the internal existence of two worlds. This experience can surely be a starting point to create and elaborate the culture of diversity already at a young age.

SPORT COLLABORATION AS A TOOL IN CULTURAL DIVERSITY: THE EXPERIENCE OF A NEAPOLITAN PRIMARY SCHOOL

GOMEZ PALOMA, FILIPPO;RAIOLA, GAETANO
2013

Abstract

Text our society is presented with propaganda of aesthetic standards nearing perfection, exalting models of efficiency based on the excellence of the results of their competitive capacity, on the maniacal and narcissistic exhibition of winning models, especially in the world of sports where clearly the disabled are excluded. From this collective knowledge comes the idea to create activities within the school system that foresee the reality of disabilities. The experiment was carried out in an institute in Naples and involved two fourth grade classes, twenty students per class. Controlled recreational activities were introduced, where body movement and motor skills were limited. The goal of the project was to create a spontaneous relationship between children with normal abilities and those with handicaps. Adequate athletic activities were carried out, under form of recreation, guided by a teacher, necessary to carry out the tasks: children without disabilities were put in a position where they were able to live the disability of another child. The results of the data collected through the systematic observation and that of a survey show the predisposition of the child without physical impairments with regards to the disability, eliminating through a natural process the concepts of “acceptance” and “tolerance” and the internal existence of two worlds. This experience can surely be a starting point to create and elaborate the culture of diversity already at a young age.
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