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ERIC Number: ED442004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Pages: 28
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Technology Education and Technology Teacher Education in Taiwan, R.O.C. = Zhong Hua Min Guo Ke Ji Jiao Yu Ji qi shi zi Jiao Yu.
Lee, Lung-Sheng Steven; Wang, Cheng-Pin Peter; Wang, Yen-chao; Shih, Neng-Mu; Yeh, Chung-ching
Technology education in Taiwan begins with craft work at the elementary school level, and the most important point is the practical application. All junior high school students are required to take the Living Technology course. Content includes technology and life, information and communication, construction and manufacturing, and energy and transportation. The technology education curriculum in senior high school is Living Technology. Its content is the same as that for junior high school. Issues to be resolved in the new senior-high-school technology education curriculum are: that these courses are not articulated with college-entry requirements; that creating a realistic learning environment for these courses is not well supported; and that challenges resulting from the new curriculum (such as teacher training and upgrading textbooks) need to be addressed. Technology education programs are not institutionalized in elementary teachers' colleges. Taiwan has a complete and formal system to train Living Technology teachers. Special features are fitting the educational reform trend and transforming teacher education policy into an open public vision; teacher education in a changing and adaptive stage; and traditional normal education system in transformation. Challenges in technology teacher education are the new teacher education system vs. old educational environment and the urgency of improving the inservice training system. (Alternating pages are in English and Chinese.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
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Language: ChineseEnglish
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan