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ERIC Number: ED508641
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec-13
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
The Main Features of Undertaking Technological and Vocational Curriculum Reform in Taiwan
Lee, Lung-Sheng Steven; Huang, Bo-Shiang Bert
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Technology Education (JSTE) (Kumamoto, Japan, Dec 13, 2003)
In Taiwan, technological and vocational education (TVE) is primarily offered in vocational high schools (VHS's), career programs in comprehensive high schools (CHSs), junior colleges of technology (JCTs), colleges of technology (CTs), and universities of technology (UTs), which prepare practical technical and managerial personnel for industry and business. Entrusted by the Ministry of Education (MOE), the authors have worked for a project team to assist the MOE to plan and implement a nation-wide TVE curriculum reform. This paper presents the following six main features of the undertaking TVE curriculum reform: (1) Career clusters are created; (2) Courses of study at varied levels are simultaneously developed; (3) Standard-based development approach is utilized; (4) Core competencies are identified to serve as standards; (5) Core courses are mandated or suggested; and (6) School-based curriculum development is highly emphasized. (Contains 4 figures and 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan