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ERIC Number: ED435833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Pages: 13
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Moving from Industrial Arts to Living Technology: The Status of Technology Education in Taiwan, R.O.C.
Lee, Lung-Sheng Steven
In Taiwan, technology education has traditionally been covered by two courses: Craftwork and Industrial Arts (IA). At present, all students in grades 1-6 take Craftwork. At the junior and senior high school levels, IA is considered a subordinate subject, and students must elect IA or home economics. In accordance with Taiwan's new national curriculum standards, which will take effect in 1998, IA will be replaced by courses titled Living Technology (LT). At both the junior and senior high school levels, the new LT courses will emphasize the study of technology to equip youth with the living skills needed in a technological society. At present, male students take two periods of IA weekly. To reflect the value of gender equity education, all students (male and female) will be required to take both the LT and home economics courses. The present number of hours required in IA will be cut in half to accommodate the increased number of students taking the LT course. Compared with IA, LT will be more systematic and interdisciplinary and place more emphasis on higher-order thinking skills (design and problem solving processes). Implementing the transition to LT will require the retraining of IA teachers. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan