ERIC Number: ED447356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Brief Introduction to the Technological and Vocational Education of the Republic of China, 2000.
Ministry of Education, Taipei (Taiwan).
Successful implementation of the technological and vocational education (TVE) system has been a major factor in Taiwan's rapid economic development. In the 1999-2000 academic year, 1,034,289 TVE students account for 57.7 percent of students in upper-secondary and post-secondary schools. The junior high school technical arts program gives students with unclear academic aptitudes the opportunity to acquire an employable skill or continue study. It offers vocational exploration and guidance, technical arts, and special practical arts. The vocational high school provides entry-level competencies and basic technical skills. Graduates may start a business, become employed, or go on to further education. Junior colleges of technology teach applied sciences and technology and turn out personnel with mid-level technical or managerial skills. Most graduates enter the job market. Colleges/universities develop a higher level of personnel in the fields of technology, engineering, and management. Key issues regarding future development of TVE are adapting the TVE schooling system to improve graduates' access to further studies; keeping up with national economic development by cultivating technical or managerial manpower; gearing a lifelong education system while assisting students with career development; reconstructing TVE curricula and emphasizing industry needs; and offering equal opportunities for disadvantaged groups. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administration, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Developed Nations, Educational Development, Engineering, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Graduate Study, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Technical Occupations, Technology, Technology Education, Undergraduate Study, Vocational Education
Department of Technology and Vocational Education, Ministry of Education, R.O.C., 5, Chung Shan South Road, Taipei, Taiwan 100, R.O.C. Tel: 886-2-2356-5843 47; Fax: 886-2-2397-694; e-mail: email@example.com, Web site: http://etve.wtuc.edu.tw (English language version).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education, Taipei (Taiwan).
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan