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  1. 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

  2. Introduction Kindergartens Elementary School Junior High School Cram School Senior High School Higher Education The lifetime education Problem of Taiwanese Education Solutions References Outline

  3. 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.

  4. Taiwanese System of Education

  5. 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

  6. Elementary School in Taiwan

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Senior High School • Life is their school to learn everything • Extracurricular activities • Free and Respect • No military instructor

  12. 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

  13. Higher Education • Public university & Private university • Associate Degree ( 2 years colleges) • Tuition • Graduate school and PhD

  14. The Lifetime Education • Popular in Taiwan • Never too old learn

  15. Problems of Taiwanese Education • Sit in class and do nothing • No idea how to solve problems • Test Robot • Spoon-fed education(Cram education)

  16. Solutions • Encourage students to ask questions • Don’t follow rules and try to innovate • Interesting & innovating activities • Express opinions & be self- reliant

  17. 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

  18. The End Thank you!!