The gendering of physical education in Hong Kong: East, west or global?

Patrica VERTINSKY, Alison MCMANUS, Huiping Cindy SIT, Yuk Kwong Raymond LIU

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Abstract

How gender operates is a key factor in the ways in which physical education is organized, taught and experienced by students and teachers. This essay highlights the gendered contours of the history of physical education development in Hong Kong, its Chinese heritage and its colonial foundations - the persistent influence of British approaches to physical education teacher education and the promotion of sport. The paper is a collaborative work between Chinese-born and Western scholars. It examines the relative influences of Chinese attitudes towards gender roles and the active, sporting body and the continued impact of Western approaches to physical education and sport in a post-colonial society. Copyright © 2005 Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)816-839
JournalThe International Journal of the History of Sport
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005

Citation

Vertinsky, P., McManus, A., Sit, C. H. P., & Liu, Y. K. (2005). The gendering of physical education in Hong Kong: East, west or global? The International Journal of the History of Sport, 22(5), 816-839.

Keywords

  • Physical education and training
  • Sex role
  • Sports
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Education

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