ERIC Number: ED429183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
New Directions for Technological and Vocational Education Reform in Taiwan, Republic of China.
Wu, Robert T. Y.
Changes caused by technology, economy, society, and education have necessitated reform of technological and vocational education (TVE) in Taiwan. Recommended reforms are as follows: relaxing educational regulations, accepting every student into higher education, streamlining channels to higher education, raising educational quality, and creating a lifelong learning society. The government has responded to needs for such reforms by proposing and implementing four categories of strategies and initiatives: (1) a flexible TVE system can be reached by increasing the number of continuing education institutions, revising the curricula, and providing multiple channels for school entrance; (2) for sustainable national economic development, TVE should provide professionals trained in foreign languages, finance, hospitality and travel, transportation, telecommunications, information processing, and film and television; (3) educational equity of TVE can be achieved by 10-year compulsory education, comprehensive high schools, multiple channels for school admission, and planning for lifelong learning; and (4) skill certificates should be emphasized as an indicator of occupational competencies and be considered for continuing education, employment, and job promotion. TVE can serve students' needs for employment or continuing education and become an integral part of the lifelong learning process. Skill certificates to improve students' occupational competencies required in the work world should be emphasized, and TVE must be continually improved to develop a world class work force. (Contains 11 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Curriculum Development, Economic Development, Educational Certificates, Educational Change, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), High Schools, Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, Postsecondary Education, Student Certification, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan