1996．第11卷第2期（Vol. 11 No. 2）．pp. 114122
Discordant Discourses in School Physical Education: Recognizing Issues and Recommending Strategies
David P. JOHNS
This paper will use a critical perspective to review the discourse currently used in the preparation of physical education teachers. The paper first traces the emergence of a paradigm of technical rationality presently utilised in the training of physical education teachers. This is followed by a brief survey of prominent issues related to the Westernisation of lifestyles and behaviours now commonly adopted by students in Hong Kong schools. Finally, the paper will suggest a range of research strategies which have the potential to react to these issues with a view to transforming the professional preparation of physical education teachers in order that their subject emerges as central rather than marginal in the Hong Kong school curriculum.