Taiwanese Earth Science Curriculum Guidelines and their relationships to the Earth Systems Education of the United States

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The purpose of this paper is four fold as follows: (1) to sketch the Taiwanese educational system and Earth science education; (2) to introduce the mandatory Earth science components of SaLTS (Science and Life Technology curriculum Standards) for grade nine and the requisite components of TESCG (Tentative Earth Science Curriculum Guidelines) at the tenth-grade level in Taiwan; (3) to make a critical analysis comparing SATS (as well as TESCG) and the Earth Systems Education (ESE) of the Untied States; and finally (4) to provide a framework of school Earth-science curriculum content in the global context from the perspectives of Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)620-624
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Geoscience Education
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Nov


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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