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ERIC Number: ED442953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul-5
Pages: 14
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Technology Education and Its Promotion in Taiwan.
Lee, Lung-Sheng Steven
Both technology and education are strongly emphasized in Taiwan. Recent educational measures have focused on establishing a more comprehensive compulsory educational system and have included efforts to develop a more pluralistic and refined program of technical and vocational education. Taiwan's national curriculum for 1996-1998 included craft work for elementary school students and various amounts of living technology (LT) for students in junior and senior high school. According to the revised curriculum slated for implementation in 2001, natural science and living technology, social studies, and arts and humanities will be integrated into LT. In the foreseeable future, LT will coexist with natural science (NS) in the learning area of NS&LT. Technology education programs are not currently institutionalized in Taiwan's teachers' colleges; however, some colleges have faculty members majoring in industrial or technology education. The following efforts to promote technology education in Taiwan are also under way: (1) technology education research projects funded by the National Science Council; (2) development of unit plans with technology learning activities; (3) technology education periodicals sponsored by educational authorities; (4) a technology performance contest for junior high students; (5) teachers' professional development workshops at various levels; and (6) activities sponsored by the Industrial Technology Education Association. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan