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ERIC Number: ED470504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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Marginality and Aboriginal Educational Policy Analysis in the United States and Taiwan.
Cheng, Sheng Yao; Jacob, W. James
The education of Taiwan Aborigines and U.S. American Indians is compared using eight criteria of educational policy analysis. The criteria of equity is addressed in Taiwan through policies that promote the educational quality of Aboriginal elementary and junior high schools, expand higher educational opportunities for Taiwan Aborigines, universalize Aboriginal preschool education, and develop continuous education and family education in Aboriginal communities. U.S. policies address equity through reducing poverty and substance abuse among American Indians and recognizing the government's obligation to assist in the education of Native Americans. Educational efficiency in Taiwan is being achieved by building up the educational systems of Taiwan Aborigines. In the United States, efficiency is achieved through construction and maintenance of schools and increasing high school completion and postsecondary attendance rates. Educational choice is pursued by building up the educational systems of Aborigines in Taiwan and through tribally controlled education in the United States. Educational excellence is addressed in Taiwan by fostering the special talents of Aborigines, and in the United States by improving reading, mathematics, and science education; creating safe educational environments; and expanding educational technology. In both countries, localization is achieved through emphasis on indigenous culture and language. Globalization is achieved by encouraging Taiwan Aboriginal students to go abroad for doctoral degrees, and in America through deculturalization as Indian students choose to join the dominant group. New Left influences include cultural education and bilingualism, while New Right influences are seen in tribal economic development and the emphasis on traditional values and morals. (Contains 57 references.) (TD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan; United States