ERIC Number: ED412384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Brief Introduction to the Technological and Vocational Education of the Republic of China.
Ministry of Education, Taipei (Taiwan).
The administrative structure of technological and vocational education (TVE) in Taiwan has three levels: central, provincial/municipal, and local authorities. Provision is at three levels: senior vocational schools (which include vocational programs provided by some general senior high schools), junior colleges, and institutes/universities of technology. A project is underway to provide technical programs at the junior high school level. Programs in senior vocational schools are divided into daytime and evening divisions and cooperative education, technical, special technical, and supplementary programs. The junior college system is divided into two- and five-year programs. Institutes/universities of technology have undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs. Undergraduate programs are two- and four-year and are open to individuals in the work force. Key features regarding future development of TVE include the following: establishing related laws to further the development of TVE; adapting the TVE system to create a second educational avenue; keeping up with national economic development by training skilled labor; promoting lifelong education; implementing an occupational certification system; and encouraging the participation of disadvantaged groups to achieve equality in education. (The report offers descriptions of the junior high technical program, senior high vocational school, junior college, and institute/university of technology, including goals, programs, subfields, curriculum, faculty, and prospects for students.)(YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education, Taipei (Taiwan).
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan