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ERIC Number: ED410407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Approaches to Improving the Senior-Vocational-School Textbook Review-and-Approval Process in Taiwan.
Lai, Chun-Chin
Stakeholders in Taiwan's process for reviewing and approving senior vocational school (SVS) textbooks were surveyed to identify ways of improving the process. The questionnaire contained items examining respondents' demographic characteristics, their opinions of Taiwan's existing SVS textbook review and approval process, and suggestions for revising it. It was mailed to all 88 of Taiwan's SVS textbook publishers and 148 SVS textbook reviewers who were randomly selected from the reviewer database of Taiwan's National Institute for Compilation and Translation (NICT). Responses were received from 54 (61.4%) of the publishers and 125 (84.5%) of the reviewers. A majority of respondents supported 11 of 12 of Taiwan's current SVS textbook review and approval policies. Approval rates for selected suggestions regarding improving the review and approval process were as follows: all textbook manuscripts of the same subject that is offered for more than 1 semester must be submitted for review simultaneously, 60.5%; textbook manuscripts must be typed for review, 80.2%; detailed evaluation criteria must be developed and followed, 56.3%; and all textbook licenses should have the same valid period (4 years), 42.4%. (A flowchart illustrating the SVS textbook review and approval processes managed by Taiwan's NICT and Ministry of Education is included.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan