Historical development of PE teacher education in Hong Kong

Yuk Kwong Raymond LIU

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Abstract

At present, it is very difficult to retrieve relevant and comprehensive literature on the historical development of PE teacher education in Hong Kong. One of the problems might be due to the fact that in the past PE teacher education was offered by the college of education which was run by the government. Under civil regulations, PE lecturers were not encouraged to conduct any research or projects. In order to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the PE teacher education history, there is a need to develop enriched, empirical teaching resources to strengthen this area. The purpose of this project is to study the historical development of PE teacher education in Hong Kong since the 1930s, focusing on the areas of physical education teacher education and physical education development at school levels. To collect primary empirical data about programmes, pedagogy, curriculum changes, school-based curriculum development, and professional development of PE teachers, 19 retired and serving PE lecturers and 10 secondary and primary schools PE teachers were invited to participate in interviews. The results of this study will provide a comprehensive reference for teaching and learning purposes to be used in teaching PE history and other contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

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Citation

Liu, Y.-K. (2004, July). Historical development of PE teacher education in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the II International Conference for Physical Educators (ICPE 2004), The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China.

Keywords

  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development