Education Systems ESL 156 Comparative Culture Studies Education System in Taiwan Presenters: Yu-Chi Chao (Ruby) Chi-Yu Hung (Jill) Instructor: Lyra Riabov November 30, 2006
Introduction Kindergartens Elementary School Junior High School Cram School Senior High School Higher Education The lifetime education Problem of Taiwanese Education Solutions References Outline
Introduction • The public school system is as an educational ladder, rising from elementary school to high school and finally college undergraduate and graduate program. • In Taiwan, elementary school to junior high school is compulsory education. • In America, elementary school to senior high school is compulsory education.
Taiwan For 2~5 years old Grade 1~ grade 3 Transportation School bus All of them are private America preschool programs (3~4 years old ) Kindergarten (5 years old ) Public & private Kindergartens
Taiwan 6 years education Almost all are public Uniform & hat punishments Time Monday ~ Friday ( 7:30 am ~ 4:00 pm ) Wednesday ( 7:30 am~ noon) ※ wear casual 10 minutes break time Teach style Use cramming America 6 years education Public: No uniforms private: Uniforms No punishments Time Monday ~ Friday ( 8:25 am ~ 2:25 pm ) No break time Teach style Use group discussion Elementary School
Taiwan 3 years education Public: Cheap Everyone can study Private: Expensive Upper-class Have to pass the test Uniform & Many limits Have night schools America 3 years education Public: No tuition fee (or only a little bit ) No uniform Private: Expensive Upper-class Uniform No limits for each person Junior High School
Definition Different from formal schools Extra classes Teach ways Tutor (one by one ) Few people in one class A lot of people in one class Use easy ways to teach Cram schools
Senior High School • Grades 10 through 12 • The national university entrance exams • Vocational schools 1.heavier emphasis on practical and vocational skills 2. also participate in the national university entrance exams
Senior High School • Life is their school to learn everything • Extracurricular activities • Free and Respect • No military instructor
Higher Education • Over 100 institutions of higher education • No community college • Public schools are viewed as being more prestigious then private schools • Graduate school and PhD
Higher Education • Public university & Private university • Associate Degree ( 2 years colleges) • Tuition • Graduate school and PhD
The Lifetime Education • Popular in Taiwan • Never too old learn
Problems of Taiwanese Education • Sit in class and do nothing • No idea how to solve problems • Test Robot • Spoon-fed education(Cram education)
Solutions • Encourage students to ask questions • Don’t follow rules and try to innovate • Interesting & innovating activities • Express opinions & be self- reliant
References • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_the_Republic_of_China#University • http://www.tnajh.ylc.edu.tw/~yst/teach/teach1-g.htm • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_China#Education
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