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  WENR, November/December 2002: Education in Taiwan
The 1947 Constitution of the Republic of China decreed that elementary education should be mandatory for all children aged 6 to 12, and that all citizens should have an equal opportunity to education.
In 1968, the period of free and compulsory education was extended from six years to nine years, and in 1990, a further act of Parliament guaranteed free secondary schooling for 12 years.
Education in the Republic of China (Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, 2000).
www.wes.org /ewenr/02nov/Practical.htm   (2971 words)

  Remi-Niyi Alaran: Taiwan lessons: Indigenising education is better   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Taiwan once faced a classic case of "brain drain." Despite government restrictions, a total of over 100,000 Taiwanese left to study abroad in the latter half of the 20th century.
Taiwan's relatively positive experience with high-skilled migration was built on education policies launched in the 1950s, when the country began to invest in public and private education at a rate that far outstripped most countries with similar resources.
Taiwan has economic policies that are coherently pro-Taiwanese people, and based on merchanisation and digitisation, state-sponsored infrastructure, and export-oriented merchantilism; we have anti-people policies that are incoherent (in all spheres), and based on mining rents and favours from primary production, as well as import-oriented consumption.
www.nigeriavillagesquare1.com /Articles/Alaran/2005/02/taiwan-lessons-indigenising-education.html   (3279 words)

  Education in Taiwan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mathematics: Mathematics education begins with the basics and reaches introductory algebra and geometry by the 6th grade.
Discipline in educational institutions from high school and up (including vocational schools) are the responsibility of military officers stationed at the individual schools (as opposed to elementary and junior high school where teachers and school administrators were responsible for discipline).
Private educational institutions are pervasive in Taiwan ranging from private schools at all levels to supplementary cram schools or buxiban.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Education_in_Taiwan   (1932 words)

 Democratizing Higher Education in Taiwan: The Voucher System
Taiwan's education system at all levels has been highly centralized since 1950, when it was instituted under the regime of Chiang Kai-shek.
In other words, the cost of educating a student at the public colleges are on average 2.5 times as high as the cost of educating a student at the so-called private colleges.
The educational institutions in the category of higher education in Taiwan include junior colleges, four-year colleges, universities, and graduate institutes.
www.gunning.cafeprogressive.com /taiwan/vouchtwn.htm   (12969 words)

 Taiwan EDUCATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Taiwan enjoys one of the world's highest literacy rates because of its emphasis on education.
All children receive nine years of free and compulsory education provided at government expense, including six years in public primary school and three years in junior high.
As of 1997, Taiwan had over 100 institutions of higher education.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /Asia-and-Oceania/Taiwan-EDUCATION.html   (287 words)

 Education System in Taiwan - The Taiwanese School System
Taiwan's educational system begins with nine years of free, compulsory education, which has been in effect on the island since 1968.
The Ministry of Education recognizes the need for inspiration, individuality and creativity and is now emphasizing participation, cooperation, attendence, quizzes and assignments, as well as tests in final consideration of grades for students and entrance to university.
In Taiwan, graduates of junior colleges are eligible to transfer to local four-year colleges if successful in passing the transfer examination given by the target school/department.
www.footprintsrecruiting.com /content.php?cat=522&abarcar_Session=ff1c1a50ef753f685ec5f1cb38050d9c   (1473 words)

 How Education Drove Taiwan's Economic Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Taiwan's economy grew by an annual average rate of 9.5% in the period 1960-89 and by 6.4% in 1990-95, and GNP per capita has risen dramatically from $196 in 1952 to $12,896 in 1996.
In order to shift the economy from agriculture to industry, the education policy encouraged the establishment of industry-oriented vocational schools and five-year junior colleges to produce engineers and technicians, while the building of schools to train students in other fields such as agriculture and nursing was discouraged.
Establish Taiwan Institute of Technology; limit the increase in the number of high schools; set student ratio goal of 7:3 for vocational schools and high schools to be achieved within ten years; set the university student ratio of 11:9 for science and technology departments as opposed to humanities and social science departments.
www.cipe.org /publications/fs/ert/e22/tieE22.htm   (3253 words)

 The Unknown Taiwan - Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Education has played a critical role in Taiwan’s transformation from a society composed mainly of barefoot peasants to one with growing numbers of well-heeled consumers.
Nine years of education are compulsory for all children, and the government claims that 99.9% of all eligible children are enrolled in school.
The government estimates that education spending accounts for nearly six percent of GNP; the constitution calls for the authorities to spend 1.5% of their annual budget on education, but this level has generally not been attained.
www.cwcmf.org /Taiwan/html/chap9_education.html   (815 words)

 Journal of Technology Education - Volume 2, Number 1
A Perspective of Technology Education in Taiwan, Republic of China Lung-Sheng Lee A BRIEF REVIEW OF TAIWAN'S EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM The Republic of China was founded in 1911 and moved its seat of government from mainland China to Taiwan in 1949.
As shown in Tables 1 (Ministry of Educa- tion, 1983a) and 2 (Ministry of Education, 1983b), the objectives and content of indus- trial arts education in Taiwan is undoubtedly industry-based and technology-oriented.
Admittedly, since indus- trial arts education in Taiwan was greatly influenced by the USA in the 1950s,(3) it has appropriately been seen as an action-based study of functional literacy (like swimming in the above fable) in general education.
scholar.lib.vt.edu /ejournals/JTE/v2n1/html/lee.html   (2191 words)

 Education and Literacy in Taiwan
Compulsory education is for children between the ages of 6 - 15 and was increased to nine years, thus extending to education to when students finish junior high school.
Education is strongly emphasized in Taiwan, and a large share of national expenditures is allocated for educational purposes.
Taiwan's educational policies allow all levels of training to be integrated while maintaining enough variety to meet the needs of students.
www.asianinfo.org /asianinfo/taiwan/pro-education.htm   (1811 words)

 International Higher Education--4/cy3
Taiwan's higher education system has entered a dramatic stage of increased activity during the last several years--beginning in 1988, when martial law was lifted.
The number of four-year higher education institutions increased 49 percent, from 39 (in 1988) to 58 (in 1994), while the number of students increased roughly by 52 percent, from 224,820 to 341,320.
The Ministry of Education preferred this new curriculum, claiming that these courses would cultivate a political and social consensus among the country's college students.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/soe/cihe/newsletter/News04/textcy3.html   (857 words)

 welcome to CIDE
Higher education in Taiwan went through the period of “elite type” and “mass type” as followed, shifting to so- called the period of “universal type” now.
The current higher education system consists of research universities, comprehensive universities and technological universities; while the functions of the first two include teaching, research, service and extension, with an emphasis on research and teaching, the functions of the last emphasize technological education and research.
In the last decade, the development of higher education in Taiwan has yielded incredible results quantitatively as well as qualitatively, which leads it to the shift of traditional elitism to universal education for the masses.
www.gseis.ucla.edu /cide/publications_story.php?id=3   (1050 words)

 Taiwan Education
According to the data of Ministry of Education the number of universities and colleges is 127 in 2000, while it was 105 in 1999 and only 84 in 1998.
A vast range of courses are available to students from both home and abroad by using the navigation bar across the top of the page you can browse the many courses that are particularly keen to welcome international students.
Taiwan has a wide range of schools at all levels many of which cater for international students these may be located on the schools page.
www.internationaleducationmedia.com /taiwan/index.htm   (352 words)

 International Higher Education--11/2
Higher education in Taiwan between the 1980s and 1990s provides an example of how the function of the law changed from restricting to protecting the freedom of tertiary institutions to govern themselves.
In 1997, the Private Education Law was revised to permit individuals, private entities, and the community to establish educational institutions of every type except for military and police academies.
In the end, the minister of education refused to interfere with the language policy in these universities, despite his reassertion that Mandarin is the official medium of communication.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/soe/cihe/newsletter/News11/text2.html   (1577 words)

 The Story of Taiwan-Education Foreword   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Education is a cornerstone of nation building; it is a means of passing the torch of learning, a dynamo for social progress, and the fountain of national strength.
This publication, The Story of Taiwan: Education, allows readers to follow the development of education in the Taiwan area, and clearly articulates the close relationship between the progressive development of Taiwan's education and the political democratization and economic liberalization resulting from the Taiwan experience.
In the more than 50 years since the ROC government relocated to Taiwan, policy has focused much attention on education as an effective means to achieve the goals of raising living standards and building national strength.
www.gio.gov.tw /info/taiwan-story/education/edown/1.htm   (435 words)

 Education & Workforce Participation Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Educational expenditures by the central government alone, which had increased at a rate of roughly 15 percent annually during the previous decade, leapt by almost 70 percent in school year 1968/69 to almost NT$ 977 million.
Increases in educational expenditures at the level of hsien (county) and city governments were slightly larger in nominal terms, though smaller in relative terms since expenditures at this level constituted roughly one-half of all public educational expenditures during this era.
Uniform national education policies such as Taiwan's 1968 reform might be expected to be the hardest to implement/enforce in non-urban areas, where they have the greatest potential impact but also face stronger norms (especially sexual biases) and often higher transportation and/or opportunity costs associated with schooling (see Section 2).
www.fas.harvard.edu /~asiactr/haq/199904/9904a006.htm   (7138 words)

 Chemical Education in Taiwan
The Science Education Center was established in 1973 at National Taiwan Normal University under the supervision of the Steering Committee on Science Education in the Ministry of Education.
Preschool education is optional, but in 1996, more than 250,000 children were sent to kindergarten by their parents, hoping to get a head start in the highly competitive system.
It is often difficult to evaluate educational research in terms of correct procedures for teaching the present curricula as well as those involved in developing new courses and new techniques for teaching concerning the learning hierarchy of students.
www.t.soka.ac.jp /chem/CEAP/Taiwan.html   (5159 words)

 Education in the Republic of China Summary
Discipline in educational institutions from high school and up (including vocational schools) are the responsibility of military officers stationed at the individual schools (as opposed to elementary and junior high school where teachers and school administrators were responsible for discipline).
In addition to the normal subjects, students are also required to attend a military education class covering issues such as civil defense, military drills, national defense, and basic firearms training.
Private educational institutions are pervasive in Taiwan ranging from private schools at all levels to supplementary cram schools or buxiban.
www.bookrags.com /Education_in_the_Republic_of_China   (2316 words)

 Pinyin news » Blog Archive » sad state of ‘native-language education’ in Taiwan
No progress in native-language education has been made in schools despite the central government promising to encourage local culture and language education three years ago, native-language teachers said yesterday.
Liu Feng-chi (劉豐極), director of the Taiwan Association of Mother Language Teachers and a teacher of Hoklo (also known as Taiwanese), said he felt cheated that the government had “not taken in any of our suggestions to improve native-language education in school” over the past three years.
This entry was posted on Friday, November 18th, 2005 at 1:06 pm and is filed under Taiwan, Chinese, Chinese characters, Hakka, romanization, languages, Mandarin, Hokkien, Taiwanese, Aborigine languages, dialect.
pinyin.info /news/2005/sad-state-of-native-language-education-in-taiwan   (654 words)

 Holistic Education
It has been a pioneer in its encouragement of the simultaneous cultivation, and mutual interplay, of both a well-rounded general education and academic specialization.
The curriculum is built around the center of a broad-based general education.
All of these activities serve to exemplify the rich spirit of the holistic education inherent in Tunghai’s synthesis of academics and life.
www.thu.edu.tw /english/01_03_05_holistic_education.htm   (290 words)

 Undergraduate Teacher Education Portfolios
Purpose: The primary purpose of the portfolio developed during the teacher education program at WSU is to integrate and interrelate knowledge and skills learned in each of the Block courses, the students' major coursework, and program electives.
When we first began the use of portfolios in teacher education sessions were held for faculty to clarify the purpose of portfolios, examine and develop assessment forms, and practice assessing.
Presently all teacher education faculty are encouraged to attend all portfolio training for students to participate in discussion groups and to serve as facilitators.
education.wichita.edu /faculty/carroll/portfolio2.html   (791 words)

 Education in Taiwan -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
A searchable database of schools offering English language instruction here in Taiwan can be found at.
The majority of these schools are part of large school chains, which operate under (A statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)) franchise arrangements.
The level of instruction and the students level of ability are reflected by this inconsistency.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/e/ed/education_in_taiwan.htm   (833 words)

 Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Ministry of Education holds 2007 Conference on the Achievements of Overseas Student Volunteer Workers from Taiwan Colleges
With the goal of encouraging college student awareness of the international community and for them to become global citizens, MOE began urging college students in 2006 to form overseas volunteer groups during summer and winter vacations.
Through exchanges with disadvantaged peoples across the world, the volunteers can experience the impacts of poverty, sickness, and natural and manmade disasters so that they may learn the needs of local people, which will further their understanding of different nation......
english.moe.gov.tw   (283 words)

 The Story of Taiwan-Education Educational Reform and Prospects
As Taiwan enters the 21st century, it does not matter whether the goal is to sharpen the nation's competitive edge, improve its society, further develop its culture, preserve its ecological environment, elevate the stature of its citizens, or simply raise the overall quality of life.
Concrete measures for relaxing educational policies will be carried out in many different areas—at all levels of schooling, in the establishment of schools by the private sector, in the very way in which society thinks, in the adjustments made to the educational administrative system, and in the raising of teachers' professionalism and independence.
To raise the quality of education in Taiwan, teachers are being encouraged and promoted based on their teaching skills and research.
www.gio.gov.tw /info/taiwan-story/education/edown/3-5.htm   (1340 words)

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