Civic education at the crossroads: Case study of Taiwan

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The schooling system in Taiwan comprises 6 years of elementary school, 3 years of junior high, 3 years of senior high school, and 4 years of college or university, of which the first nine are compulsory. Entry to senior high school and university is by means of a national examination system known as the Joint High School Entrance Examination (JHSEE) and the Joint College and University Entrance Examination (JCUEE). More than 93% of junior high graduates pass the JHSEE, and 67% of senior high graduates attend colleges and universities. Those who fail the examination may take other entrance examinations such as the Vocational School Entrance Examination or Junior College Entrance Examination, or go to "cram schools" to continue their study with the intention of retaking the next entrance examination. The examination system gives students, teachers, and parents long-term goals on which to focus and they are supportive of education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCivic Education in the Asia-Pacific Region
Subtitle of host publicationCase Studies across Six Societies
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781135322120
ISBN (Print)0415932130, 9780415932134
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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