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2016/12/26 | Bonnie Bley

Asia’s Educational Arms Race

Education has become East Asia’s flagship product and the latest tool in a state’s soft-power toolkit.

2015/08/25 | Zou Chi

First Aboriginal Textbook launches in Taiwan

“When mainstream teaching materials can not teach the aboriginal kids how to understand themselves, then we must figure out a curriculum and teaching materials suitable for aboriginals to allow the kids to learn by what they are most familiar with.”

2015/09/11 | Yang

Taiwanese Sports Dilemma: Abolish Dodge Ball for Football?

Playing dodge ball during elementary school PE class is a collective memory of Taiwanese people, but some children become human targets during the dodge ball games and has provoked heated discussions on the Internet regarding if dodge ball is a sport of fear and whether or not it’s legal bullying.

2015/08/01 | Zou Chi

Mother of Textbook Controversy Suicide Victim Speaks Out

Lin’s mother says, “It is the society and adults that are ailing. It is parents like me who have been brainwashed that naively ignore these conversations. We should start reflecting from the very beginning.”

2015/09/30 | TNL 編輯

Injustice in Educational Subsidy for Taiwanese Aboriginal Students?

Aboriginal students studying in private schools have heavier economic burdens than those who go to public schools. They have to pay an extra amount of about NT$ 25,000 (approximately US$ 750) for tuition compared with the ones that attend public schools. This also threatens the education rights of aboriginal students who already have relatively less educational and economic resources.

2015/09/30 | Shih Yuan

80 Percent of Chinese Students are Satisfied with Studying and Living in Taiwan

The majority of Chinese students hold positive attitudes towards the education with 80.22% of them feeling satisfied with their studies and lives in Taiwan. But there are 85.99% that hope Chinese students can have the same rights as other foreign students regarding scholarships, health care and work permits.

2015/10/11 | Yang

Taiwan Universities Might Replace English Departments with Southeast Asian Languages Due To Growing Demand

In regard that the supply of English-speaking talent exceeds the demand, the Ministry of Education considers it necessary to restructure the academic distribution while many scholars are in favor of cutting the amount of English departments and replacing them with departments of Southeast Asian languages and other rare languages.

2015/10/12 | Zou Chi

Taipei City to Establish Experimental Television and Film High School

Currently there are many communication departments in Taiwan colleges, but due to schools not being able to provide professional filmmaking equipment, the training the students receive in schools often does not meet practical needs.

2016/04/25 | TNL 編輯

Taiwanese Students Facing Mountains of Debt

Almost one million Taiwanese are still paying their student loans. The government has to allocate about about US$92.8 million of its annual budget to subsidize the interest on the loans. The financial challenge has become bigger for those students with debt who cannot find a job with sufficient salary. Students in many other nations are facing similar problems.

2016/03/23 | TNL 編輯

Top University in Taiwan Demands Fully English Courses to Attract Foreign Students

The new policy issued by National Chengchi University (NCCU) has angered professors and has been criticized widely since it demands new teachers to provide fully English courses.

2016/02/25 | TNL 編輯

Le Cordon Bleu Might Start Culinary Program In Taiwan Soon

In 2011, National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism has reached a cooperative agreement with Le Cordon Bleu, one of the most famous culinary and hospitality schools in the world. Facilities were built five years later, but laws forbade the programs to open. The Taiwanese government is working together to make the school legal, promising to finish the administrational process within a week.

2016/08/04 | David Willson

Taiwan: Five Education Priorities for the New Government

'It is time for Taiwan to take serious action to modernize the education system in order to allow the country to thrive in the modern world.'

2015/08/03 | 阿Ken

Russia to Close Another Confucius Institute

The Blagoveshchensk City Prosecutor’s Office believes that the Confucius Institute at the Blagoveshchensk State National Normal University violates Russian laws by being registered as a foreign cultural center.