Research & Publications

Special Olympics Global Youth & Education

Featured Publication

Global Center for Inclusion in Education Research Brief

Sport as a Bridge and
Connector Among Youth

Jacqueline Jodl, PhD & Louis Lauria  | 27 September, 2021

In this brief, we consider the evidence base that supports the potential of sport as an agent of change to create schools and communities of inclusion. Throughout history, sport has served as a bridge and connector across social, political, and cultural barriers. Sport teaches lessons in resolving conflict with grace, assuming the perspective of an opponent, appreciating diversity, and placing the good of the team above individual self-interest. Learning how to play together helps to develop and shape inclusive minds and hearts—minds and hearts that choose to include and embrace despite differences. 

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Special Olympics Global Youth & Education | June 2021

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Special Olympics Global Youth & Education | January 2021

Play Unified: Learn Unified Impact Stories

Faces of Inclusion

Special Olympics Global Youth & Education | June 2021

Youth Development Impact Report

2020 Annual Report

Special Olympics Global Youth & Education | January 2021