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Special Olympics in Korea and its application as a regular curriculum in the Korean special schools for social rehabilitation


Kihong Kim

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The purpose of this study was to apply Special Olympics (SO) move-ment and its curricula events to the social rehabilitation of the students with intellectual disabilities in Korean special school. SO is the sport or-ganization for the people with intellectual disabilities enjoyed by the athletes more than 4.4 million in 170 countries. The role of SO has been expanded and its value was increased in effecting social change and promoting social contact between the people with intellectual disabili-ties and the individuals without disabilities. Many researchers proved the effects of SO program for the individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically and mentally appropriately fit to the society, there-fore, those programs could be the educational resources in Korean special school.




  • Kihong Kim Department of Special Physical Education, Yongin University, Yongin, Korea


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