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2016/10/07 | Yuan-ling Liang
Taiwan Tech Startup Tackles Classroom Bullying, Student Isolation
'Both of us used to be bullied and later became bullies...We want to change this situation.'
2018/10/03 | Taiwan Insight
Taiwan's Higher Education Threatened by Low Birthrate, 'China Factor'
An Oxford Economics report estimates that Taiwan will have the world's largest talent deficit by 2021.
2016/11/02 | The Japan Times
Laws Alone Won’t Stop Bullying in Japan
Teachers and school officials need to recognize their duty to detect signs of bullying at an early stage and take prompt action to stop it.
2016/11/03 | Matthew Walsh
How the Education Consultancy Industry Fuels Essay Fraud in China
Helping students through the foreign university admissions process is a lucrative, large and unregulated business in China — is it any wonder application fraud is so common?
2016/11/23 | Tu Siqi
The Emotional Cost of Sending Chinese Teens Abroad to Study
As growing numbers of children are sent to U.S. private schools to ensure access to global elite, many struggle to overcome the trauma of separation.
2018/09/20 | Eryk Smith
OPINION: In Kaohsiung, There Are Limits to the Multilingual Love
The axes are out for a politician advocating for languages other than English and Chinese to be kept out of the classroom.
2017/02/02 | Lu Dan
Why I Quit My Job at a Language Training Company in China
Seeing how teachers and salespeople exploit students’ anxieties left me disillusioned and cynical.
2017/07/11 | Wu Mei
Why I Joined China’s Craze for Expensive US Summer Camps
For the same cost as their Chinese alternatives, American activity camps teach children skills they could never acquire back home.
2017/04/25 | Liu Qiao
How I Used My Social Media Fame to Change Chinese Education
The popularity of last year’s viral ‘Umbrella Dad’ photo convinced the writer to quit banking and challenge traditional teaching methods.
2016/01/04 | Yuan
Taipei City Announces No Homework During Summer and Winter Vacation
Wang Yong-zhi, a teacher at Wun-fu Elementary School in Kaohsiung City, says that various kinds of homework, such as ecology research or travel journals, might become the parents' homework if the parents bear the traditional sense of competitiveness for their children.
2015/08/30 | Yang
Taiwanese WorldSkills Competition Gold Medal Winner Says,
Juan says the public stereotype of refrigeration and air conditioning technicians are people who smoke, chew on betel nut and wear sandals. But the industry needs professionals, and Juan has expectations for himself to contribute to Taiwan and change these perspectives.
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.”
2015/07/30 | Yang
20-year-old Spokesperson of Curriculum Controversy Commits Suicide
The 20-year-old student of Juang Jing Vocational High School was arrested last week for breaking into Ministry of Education and was ruled a NT$ 20,000 (approximately US$ 600) bail by the court.
2015/08/05 | Yuan
App Developed by Taiwanese Students Rehabilitates Aphasia Patients
Every language therapist in Taiwan treats 108 patients. In this case, many Aphasia patients miss out on the golden period of six months for treatment.