Challenges and blockers Facing Chinese PE Curriculum Reform A Perspective from Physical Education Teachers

Year: 2011

Author: Jin, Aijing

Type of paper: Refereed paper

China has attracted a huge amount of interest from around the world over the last two decades because of its rapid and vigorous development. Rapid economic growth has brought with it significant structural reforms in all trades and professions across China. Within this context of rapid social change, the Chinese basic education system1 has been subject to considerable reforms. Foremost has been the introduction of a new National Curriculum Standard comprising 18 learning areas in which Physical Education and Health was included in order to better accommodate the contemporary needs of (post)modern China.