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ERIC Number: ED411896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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From Supplemental Education to Lifelong Learning in Chinese Taipei.
Lee, Chuan
Despite government initiatives to foster lifelong learning, Chinese Taipei has yet to develop a truly comprehensive system of adult education. Despite high illiteracy rates, only 5% of all adults are currently enrolled in supplemental education, due in part to traditional ideas of formal education, and lack of governmental support. In 1994, however, President Lee delivered a speech advocating lifelong learning, and governmental initiatives ensued. The Ministry of Education (MOE) initiated a "5-Year Plan to Develop and Improve Adult Education," which will produce more independent, nonprofit educational organizations. In order to cultivate lifelong learning, there needs to be greater private sector involvement within Chinese Taipei. Colleges and universities must also make greater societal contributions to adult learning. The MOE is attempting to remove some of their traditional restrictions, such as the current exam system. A balance must be achieved between formal and non-formal educational opportunities, and diverse programming must be available to satisfy the wide range of societal and individual needs. Chinese Taipei is attempting to make use of multimedia resources, and encourage private philanthropic organizations to participate in lifelong learning programs. A single, focused, comprehensive strategy must be implemented in order for Chinese Taipei to remain economically competitive. Contains 12 references. (YKH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan (Taipei)