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© 2012

Taiwan Education at the Crossroad

When Globalization Meets Localization

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Part of the International and Development Education book series (INTDE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Chuing Prudence Chou, Gregory Ching
    Pages 1-9
  3. Chuing Prudence Chou, Gregory Ching
    Pages 11-20
  4. Chuing Prudence Chou, Gregory Ching
    Pages 21-46
  5. Chuing Prudence Chou, Gregory Ching
    Pages 67-88
  6. Chuing Prudence Chou, Gregory Ching
    Pages 89-98
  7. Chuing Prudence Chou, Gregory Ching
    Pages 99-114
  8. Chuing Prudence Chou, Gregory Ching
    Pages 115-162
  9. Chuing Prudence Chou, Gregory Ching
    Pages 163-181
  10. Chuing Prudence Chou, Gregory Ching
    Pages 183-194
  11. Chuing Prudence Chou, Gregory Ching
    Pages 195-203
  12. Chuing Prudence Chou, Gregory Ching
    Pages 205-220
  13. Chuing Prudence Chou, Gregory Ching
    Pages 221-241
  14. Chuing Prudence Chou, Gregory Ching
    Pages 243-256
  15. Chuing Prudence Chou, Gregory Ching
    Pages 257-261
  16. Chuing Prudence Chou, Gregory Ching
    Pages 263-274
  17. Chuing Prudence Chou, Gregory Ching
    Pages 275-288
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 289-291

About this book

Introduction

Chou and Ching examine the processes of schooling in Taiwan amidst social, cultural, economic, and political conflict resulting from local and global dilemmas. Collectively, these issues offer a panoramic and in-depth glimpse from the past to the future of educational trends in Taiwan.

Keywords

curriculum education education reform funding globalization quality assurance school schooling teacher education university

About the authors

Author Chuing Prudence Chou: Chuing Chou is Professor in the Department of Education at National Cheng-Chi University, Taiwan.

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Reviews

"This long-awaited book, Taiwan Education at the Crossroad: When Globalization Meets Localization, is a valuable contribution that fills a void in the study of Asian education." - Comparative Education Review

". . . a detailed case study of the transformation and development of the Taiwanese education system in the wake of globalization, internationalization, and localization from pre-school to higher education . . . the authors, who are educationists themselves, have made a sincere effort to narrate insightfully the transformation and development of education in Taiwan from the bottom to the top." - Journal of Educational Planning and Administration

". . . Taiwan Education at the Crossroad . . . will undoubtedly serve as an indispensable reference for those seeking to understand not only the historical evolution, structure and future of the Taiwanese educational system, but also the powerful influences of globalisation and localisation on educational systems worldwide." History of Education

'Compared with the well-documented education on the opposite side of the Taiwan Strait, this volume serves as a timely and useful reference for teachers and students in the studies of educational development in Chinese societies. It has provided a comprehensive account of Taiwanese education in both historical and global perspectives.' - Rui Yang, Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong

'Nowhere is the tension between global and local more historically present and pronounced as in Taiwan. Chou and Ching trace Taiwan's colonial history and context to present a portrait in the perspective of the new world dynamics, interpreting the place of education in political relations circumscribed by situations of conflict, in this case, the Taiwan (Formosa) Strait. This book will take its place in the comparative literature of Education.' - Robert Lawson, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University

'This valuable book gives many insights into recent educational developments in one of East Asia's most dynamic societies, as globalization interacts with features of localization unique to Taiwan. It also deals in a candid and illuminating way with the educational dimension of ongoing relations between Taiwan and China, depicted as 'cross-straitization,' with economic integration and intensifying communication at all levels moving forward in remarkable ways.' Ruth, Hayhoe, Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto