Taiwan Education at the Crossroad: When Globalization Meets Localization

Hardcover | July 17, 2012

byChuing Prudence Chou, Gregory Ching

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Taiwan Education at the Crossroad examines the processes of schooling in Taiwan amidst the social, cultural, economic, and political conflicts resulting from local and global dilemmas and issues. The book opens with an introductory chapter detailing the recent world-wide phenomenon in education, i.e. globalization and localization, followed by parts one through five to showcase the different perspectives of Taiwan's education. Collectively these sections offer a panoramic and in-depth glimpse from the past to the future of educational trends in Taiwan, and the ongoing educational exchanges with China and the world.

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Taiwan Education at the Crossroad examines the processes of schooling in Taiwan amidst the social, cultural, economic, and political conflicts resulting from local and global dilemmas and issues. The book opens with an introductory chapter detailing the recent world-wide phenomenon in education, i.e. globalization and localization, fol...

Chuing Prudence Chou is a professor in the Department of Education at the National Chengchi University of Taiwan, where she specializes in Comparative Education and Tertiary Education. Gregory Ching is an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Foreign Languages at Lunghwa University of Science and Technology in Taoyuan Count...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:316 pages, 8.84 × 5.72 × 0.96 inPublished:July 17, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PART I: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES
Globalization as a Notion or Reality?
Localization and Taiwan
Taiwan's Country Profile
The Establishment of Modern Education System
Education Reform Era (From 1994 Onwards)
PART II: EDUCATION AT THE DIFFERENT LEVELS
Taiwan School System
Educational Statistics
Course Programs Availability
Educational Funding Features
Teacher Education
Shadow Education
PART III: TYPICAL SCHOOL DAY IN TAIWAN
Pre-School Education
Primary Education
Secondary Education
Higher Education
PART IV: LOCAL RESPONSE TO GLOBAL IMPACT ON EDUCATION REFORM
The 1994-96 Educational Reform Master Plan
University Law for Academic Autonomy and Quality Assurance
World Class Research University Project
International Student Recruitment Policies
Education Adjustment After Access to WTO and ECFA
Decentralization of Teacher Preparation Program
Establishment of Multiple-channels for University and Senior High School Admission
Nine-year Integrated Curriculum Reform
Recent Planning of the Twelve Basic Education Program
Other Local Reform Schemes
Local Responses to Global Challenges
Conclusion

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"This long-awaited book, Taiwan Education at the Crossroad: When Globalization Meets Localization, is a valuable contribution that fills a void in the study of Asian education." - Comparative Education Review". . . a detailed case study of the transformation and development of the Taiwanese education system in the wake of globalization, internationalization, and localization from pre-school to higher education . . . the authors, who are educationists themselves, have made a sincere effort to narrate insightfully the transformation and development of education in Taiwan from the bottom to the top." - Journal of Educational Planning and Administration". . . Taiwan Education at the Crossroad . . . will undoubtedly serve as an indispensable reference for those seeking to understand not only the historical evolution, structure and future of the Taiwanese educational system, but also the powerful influences of globalisation and localisation on educational systems worldwide." – History of Education'Compared with the well-documented education on the opposite side of the Taiwan Strait, this volume serves as a timely and useful reference for teachers and students in the studies of educational development in Chinese societies. It has provided a comprehensive account of Taiwanese education in both historical and global perspectives.' - Rui Yang, Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong'Nowhere is the tension between global and local more historically present and pronounced as in Taiwan. Chou and Ching trace Taiwan's colonial history and context to present a portrait in the perspective of the new world dynamics, interpreting the place of education in political relations circumscribed by situations of conflict, in this case, the Taiwan (Formosa) Strait. This book will take its place in the comparative literature of Education.' - Robert Lawson, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University'This valuable book gives many insights into recent educational developments in one of East Asia's most dynamic societies, as globalization interacts with features of localization unique to Taiwan. It also deals in a candid and illuminating way with the educational dimension of ongoing relations between Taiwan and China, depicted as 'cross-straitization,' with economic integration and intensifying communication at all levels moving forward in remarkable ways.' –Ruth, Hayhoe, Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto