Taiwan: The seed of GIS falls onto good ground

Che Ming Chen*

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Taiwan's education system stayed highly centralized until the late 1980s. It used to serve to strengthen patriotic ideology and provide necessary human resources for economic growth. On 10 April 1994, over 30,000 marchers consisting of 95 civil groups and 57 offices of local councilors requested the modernization of education. Since then, Taiwan's education system has undergone decentralization to meet the demand for higher education and a high-quality workforce. A series of educational reforms have been made since 1994, including the multiple textbooks policy, flexible approaches for school entrance, and nine-year (Grade 1-9) integrated curriculum (Wu, 2006; Wu & Kao, 2007). Despite the central government responses to the society positively and persistently, Taiwan's education system remains centrally oriented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS in Secondary Schools
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789400721203
ISBN (Print)9400721196, 9789400721197
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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