Taiwan

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Abstract

Taiwan has gone through continual educational reforms since the 1990s. Its educational system is moving from uniformity to diversity, from authoritarian centralization to deregulation and pluralism. Several education-related laws and policies have been promulgated, amended, and implemented. Elementary and junior high schooling are compulsory for children from the ages of 6 to 15. The Ministry of Education is planning to make senior secondary schooling compulsory as well. Higher education policies have led to a substantial increase in the number of colleges and universities. In addition, special education and continuing education continue to be vigorously developed. However, Taiwan still has to resolve numerous issues related to different educational levels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Pages834-840
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780080448947
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1

Keywords

  • Early childhood education
  • Educational administration
  • Educational evaluation
  • Educational finance
  • Educational reform
  • Educational research
  • Educational system
  • Higher education
  • Preschool
  • Primary
  • Secondary education
  • Special education
  • Supervision
  • Supplementary and continuing education
  • Taiwan
  • Teacher education
  • Technological
  • Vocational education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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    Lee, C-M. A. (2010). Taiwan. In International Encyclopedia of Education (pp. 834-840). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-044894-7.01289-6