ERIC Number: ED366797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
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Technology Education and Related International Exchange Programs in Taiwan, Republic of China.
This paper presents a short overview of industrial arts and technology education programs in Taiwan and the exchange programs available to international technology educators. The first section profiles the status of Taiwan and its educational system, and the second section describes the industrial arts programs prescribed by the curriculum, identifies three main problems that afflict industrial arts in Taiwan, and points out the trend for industrial arts to shift toward technology education. The three main problems identified are as follows: industrial arts is seen as a subordinate subject, the public's perceptions are not aligned with the field, and teachers are struggling with huge class sizes and limited teaching resources. The third section of the paper examines the exchange opportunities available to international technology educators, especially those provided by two foundations, the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation and the Pacific Cultural Foundation. (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Technology Education Association (Kansas City, MO, March 20-23, 1994).