Education Standards – a step ahead or one backward?
Undoubtedly, the school subject called “Sport” has an educational objective. Yet, the question whether in order to set this task and complete it in class the notion of “education standards” is necessary, and primarily whether this phrase will practically support this subject, seems justified. The notion of “education standard” has been introduced in relation to school theoretical subjects for comparative purposes between the EU states (PISA studies). It did not pertain to PE classes, however, Physical Education teachers in Germany and in Austria joined this process without any deeper analysis. The present paper first gives a short insight into the discussion and education standards in school sport in Germany and Austria. It also presents the concept of sports classes oriented in this manner with the use of an example and it focuses extensively on the threats connected with sport at school, which is supposed to be taught in accordance with the set education standards.
Key words: education standards, school subjects