ERIC Number: ED463431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
School-Based Curriculum Development in Career and Technical Education in Taiwan, Republic of China.
Wu, Robert T. Y.
In Taiwan, technological and vocational education (TVE) the equivalent of career and technical education in the United States has undergone several political and social changes and is poised for applying school-based curriculum development (SBCD). Three reasons for adopting SBCD are planning of an integrated curriculum, concept of student-centered teaching, and catalyst for establishing a new school with certain educational objectives or directions. Three SBCD models are the situational analysis of Skilbeck's (1974) model that forms a useful foundation for deciding educational objectives; a model that emphasizes student analysis to determine students' needs as the basis for curriculum development; and a model in which stages, subsequent steps, and related major tasks are laid out for easy implementation and evaluation. Strategies for implementing SBCD in the Taiwan involve the integrative curriculum planning in TVE and the consideration of SBCD variations. Some factors crucial to SBCD in Taiwan are SBCD model selection, organizational changes in schools, teacher's professional development in SBCD knowledge and skills, creation of a climate for SBCD, and constant evaluation of SBCD. (Contains 12 references and 5 figures.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Developing Nations, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Integrated Curriculum, Models, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Program Implementation, School Based Management, Secondary Education, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Needs, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan