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‘Unified gives us a chance’ An evaluation of Special Olympics Youth Unified Sports® Programme in Europe/Eurasia

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Dowling, Sandra, McConkey, Roy, Hassan, David and Menke, Sabine (2010) ‘Unified gives us a chance’ An evaluation of Special Olympics Youth Unified Sports® Programme in Europe/Eurasia. Special Olympics Europe Eurasia. 96 pp. [Research report (external)]

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Abstract

The University of Ulster in Northern Ireland, in partnership with Special Olympics Europe Eurasia has conducted an evaluation of the Special Olympics Youth Unified Sports programme. Working in five countries across Europe this evaluation carried out over two hundred qualitative interviews and gathered data on fifty-five Unified teams. The evaluation examined the Unified model as a context wherein the increased social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities could be fostered. A primary aim was to identify the processes that promoted social inclusion within and in particular beyond Unified Sports.This report provides a detailed account of the findings of this evaluation. The report begins with an overview of the evaluation and provides a description of the Unified Sports programme before going on to state the aims and objectives of the study. A brief résumé of the methods adopted in the course of this evaluation is then given. A detailed account of the project’s methodology is contained in an accompanying report.

Item Type:Research report (external)
Keywords:Youth Unified Sports, Special Olympics
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > Ulster Sports Academy
Research Institutes and Groups:Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute > Centre for Sport in Society
ID Code:24329
Deposited By:Professor David Hassan
Deposited On:11 Dec 2012 11:48
Last Modified:07 Jan 2013 12:07

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