Journal of Basic Education



Present Practices, Future Discourses: Addresssing Context and Relevancy of Contemporary Professional Practice

1996.第6卷第1及2期(Vol. 6 Nos. 1 & 2).pp. 57–65
 

Present Practices, Future Discourses: Addresssing Context and Relevancy of Contemporary Professional Practice

現行體制與未來之取向:現代體育教學的架構與相關內容

D. P. JOHNS & J. J. SHUTTLEWORTH(莊大偉、司徒偉)

Abstract

This paper discusses the state of professional practice in the preparation of physical education teachers. Considered as a marginal subject in the school curriculum, physical education has become a subject that is in danger of being excluded in some European and North American educational systems. In Hong Kong the peripheral status of physical education demonstrates a similar risk and requires a change in the discourse of teacher training to avoid extinction.

This paper will critically examine present sport discourses which have all but replaced the discourse of professional preparation of physical education teachers with a dominant interest in scientism. The paper will suggest that physical education departments have successfully rebuilt their body of knowledge on positivistic science in order to improve the status of physical education as a legitimate academic university course. However, these departments have marginalised professional preparation of physical education teachers in the process. Our paper calls for a rebalancing of the professional preparation of physical education teachers in order that physical education teachers may gain a greater foothold in the curriculum of the primary and secondary school.

摘要

本文討論體育教師在職前訓練的狀況。在歐美教育制度中,體育科在學校課程裏被視為一門邊緣科目,會有被刪除的危機。在香港,體育處於次要地位,也有相似的危機。因此,有必要改變教師訓練之論說,以避免體育科被淘汰。

本文以科學論據探討現時體育教師職前訓練之論說。本文相信有關機構已成功地在正統科學方面重建他們的知識,從而改良體育之地位,成為大學學科課程。可是,這些機構所紿予學員的職業訓練未必能夠獲得理想的教學效果。本文欲引起大家對體育教師之專業訓練重新作出均衡的調整,使體育教師在中小學課程得到更穩固的地位。