The purpose of this study was to review on the diversified directivity of the issue of “character formation (Menschenbildung) in physical education” from the start of “the Japan Society of Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences” to the present generally. The object of this investigation is the argument at area of philosophical (in principle) study.
The results of primary examination were as follows:
1) The issue of “character formation (Menschenbildung) in physical education” began in the 1950s and various and philosophical (in principle) arguments developed in the 1960s. However the issue of “character formation in physical education” continued to decrease from the 1970s.
2) New groping for the character formation started in the 1990s, and the critical reasoning against conventional issues was discussed. And then new issues of “character formation in physical education” emerged in the 2010s that based on the negation of “principle of utility” and the greatest importance to the physical experience of “becoming” emerged.
3) As the result of this review on the transition of the issue of “character formation in physical education”, I considered that this research should be discussed with “physical education” from a new standpoint of “education” continuously.