The impact of the New University Code on the physical education curriculum of four-year colleges and universities in Taiwan, Republic of China

Chih-Shang Lu, Florida International University

Abstract

With the establishment of The New University Code in 1994, Taiwan's colleges and universities were mandated to shift physical education from a required course to an elective. The four-year colleges and universities are now responsible for either developing new physical education programs or removing existing programs from their curriculum. Planned change and curriculum leadership are considered in light of policy changes regarding required physical education programs enacted by the Ministry of Education. ^ This study compared the organizational structure and the curriculum of physical education at accredited colleges and universities in Taiwan. Chairpersons of physical education departments from 60 four-year colleges and universities were surveyed using a modified version of the Hensley's Basic Instruction Program (BIP) Questionnaire. Results were analyzed using analysis of variance (ANOVA) and crosstabs. The findings confirmed that physical education programs were effected by declining enrollment and administrative decisions to eliminate them. However, at the same time, chairpersons expressed strong support for the maintenance of the traditional physical education curriculum. ^

Subject Area

Education, Administration|Education, Physical|Education, Higher

Recommended Citation

Chih-Shang Lu, "The impact of the New University Code on the physical education curriculum of four-year colleges and universities in Taiwan, Republic of China" (January 1, 1999). ProQuest ETD Collection for FIU. Paper AAI9936878.
http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/dissertations/AAI9936878

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