I think it's a good idea, I just don't know how to do it : the struggle for PE reform in China

Hickey, Christopher and Jin, Aijing 2010, I think it's a good idea, I just don't know how to do it : the struggle for PE reform in China, Asia-Pacific journal of health, sport and physical education, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 19-26.

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Title I think it's a good idea, I just don't know how to do it : the struggle for PE reform in China
Author(s) Hickey, ChristopherORCID iD for Hickey, Christopher orcid.org/0000-0003-4949-9458
Jin, Aijing
Journal name Asia-Pacific journal of health, sport and physical education
Volume number 1
Issue number 1
Start page 19
End page 26
Total pages 8
Publisher Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Place of publication Hindmarsh, S. Aust.
Publication date 2010
ISSN 1837-7122
Summary Among the many changes occurring across Chinese society in the early phase of Y2K is the construction and implementation of a new physical education (PE) curriculum. Not unlike recent changes in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, this process has seen a heightening of the emphasis on health. Presented within a wider framework for making the school curriculum more relevant, PE is more closely aligned with China’s emerging population health concerns around lifestyle practices of its youth. Foremost here are burgeoning social anxieties about decreased levels of physical activity, poor dietary practices, risk-taking tendencies, and a general shift in focus from ideology to skills.

This paper reports on a study undertaken to explore the perceptions of Chinese PE teachers and their engagement with the new PE & Health curriculum. The data reveals a number of structural, personal and cultural factors that work against PE teachers taking up the opportunities presented in the new curriculum. Prominent here are; low professional status, lack of resources, lack of training and the grip of deeply rooted cultural values.
Language eng
Field of Research 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Socio Economic Objective 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30028992

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