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ERIC Number: ED406576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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An Introduction to Technology Education in the Republic of China on Taiwan.
Lee, Lung-Sheng; And Others
In Taiwan, technology education used to be called "industrial arts," but was changed to "living technology" in 1997. The goals of craftwork in elementary school are to provide an understanding in the areas of presentation, appreciation, and practical application of the arts. Curriculum content is divided into the three areas. Instruction is principally through hands-on experience, audiovisual materials, and field trips. The goal in junior high school is to provide knowledge and skills in the areas of tools, materials, and production process. The curriculum is divided into 13 areas based on materials and process, each area covering relevant knowledge and skills. Instructional methods include hands-on activity, learning-by-doing, and projects. The aim of industrial arts in senior high school is to provide knowledge of industrial technology, develop industrial skills, stimulate interest in design and creation, and develop good working habits and attitudes. The curriculum uses the integrative concept of industrial cluster. Instruction includes laboratory practice, audiovisual media, and field trips. Craftwork and industrial technology education departments of teachers' colleges and normal universities supply teachers. Problems and obstacles are heavy teacher workloads and poor teaching environment. Future aims are infusing technology education into elementary schools and emphasizing interdisciplinary and experience-based curriculum design. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
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Language: EnglishChinese
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan