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Importance of physical education [Copy link] 中文

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Media reports say the new curriculum has provisions for more physical education classes in primary schools. And Minister of Education Yuan Guiren has emphasized that every school should ensure that students get their "daily quota" of physical exercise without any excuse. But the question is whether the new reform will be effective, says an article in Beijing Youth Daily. Excerpts:
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I can't believe that any talk about physical education in China can ignore Chairman Mao's great essay on the subject. In his "A Study of Physical Education" he wrote: "In our country's school system, the syllabuses are as thick as the hairs of a cow. Even an adult with a strong body would be unable to bear them all. How much less an adolescent with a weak constitution?"

The situation described in Mao Zedong's work remains largely unchanged today. All should read and critique his essay so as to learn more on the subject.

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