Quantitative Evaluation and Comparative Study of the Chinese Curriculum Standards for Physical Education and Health in Compulsory Education

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Physical Education and Health, University of East China Jiaotong University, Nanchang, China.


It is of great importance to compare the old and the new Chinese Curriculum Standards for Physical Education and Health in Compulsory Education to observe what has changed and what has not for the better enforcement of the updated standards. This study combines text mining and content analysis to quantitatively evaluate the texts of the 2011 and the 2022 Curriculum Standards for Physical Education and Health in Compulsory Education by constructing a Policy Model Consistency Index. The results showed that the two editions had a high degree of consistency, which is in compliance with the standard design. However, structural imbalances were noticed in the effectiveness of the 2022 Edition, which needs reconsideration of the curriculum difficulty, enhancements in the curriculum implementation, and improvements in the effectiveness of curriculum objects. Suggestions are also provided to address these issues in the hope of shedding light on related areas for front-line educators.


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