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ERIC Number: ED411428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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New Trends in Curriculum Development in Technological and Vocational Education in Taiwan = Tai Wan Ji Zhi Jiao Yu Ke Cheng Fa Zhan De Xin Qu Shi.
Lee, Lung-Sheng; Chou, David
Technological and vocational education (TVE) in Taiwan is mainly provided at three levels: senior vocational schools (SVSs), junior colleges (JCs), and institutes/universities of technology (IT/UTs). These three levels respectively aim to develop entry-level, mid-level, and high-level technical or managerial personnel. The national curriculum standards of SVSs and JCs are promulgated by the Ministry of Education for the purposes of school curriculum planning, textbook compilation, and entrance examinations. TVE curriculum development has exhibited the following emerging trends: aiming to incorporate job training with advanced further study; a tendency toward despecialization; an increase in academic coursework; reliance on new technology to modernize subject matter; an emphasis on feedback mechanisms for curriculum development; and promotion of school-based curriculum development. The following new directions for TVE curriculum development have been suggested: more cooperation among TVE users and providers; more integration within TVE subfields and articulation among TVE levels; more experiential learning and flexibility in curriculum structure; and development of skill standards and an assessment process to lead and demonstrate curricular quality and accountability. (Author/YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
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Language: EnglishMandarin Chinese
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan