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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.

2016/01/05 | 阿Ken

Survey Shows Many Chinese Students in Taiwan Don't Think Taiwan Has A Democratic System

Among the foreign students surveyed, most consider staying in Taiwan for future plans and a large number agree they enjoy freedom of speech here. Yet less than half of the Chinese students surveyed think there is a democratic system in Taiwan.

2016/01/05 | Shih Yuan

Recent Language Learning Study Overthrows Right-Brain Dominant Myth

People used to think the right brain operates learning Chinese exclusively. However, a recent research points out that it may be a myth.

2016/01/08 | Yang

Universities in China Offering Doubled Salaries to Attract Taiwanese Professors

The emergence of universities in Taiwan and low fertility have led to many universities’ transition, merger and shutting down. The oversupply of teachers has compelled schools to reduce teachers’ salaries. This results in universities in China paying higher salaries to attract Taiwanese talented teachers.

2016/01/13 | Yang

US$595 Million Taiwan National Research Project Retracted due to Multiple Plagiarism

Taiwan government's over-emphasis on producing more papers on Science Citation Index (SCI) and Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) has resulted in issues where researchers often strive for quick success and instant benefits instead of making long-term plans.

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.

2015/09/30 | 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.

2015/09/27 | 阿Ken

Students from National Chengchi University win the 2015 Hult Prize

The four members of the team, IMPCT, all come from different countries and aim to raise funds to build schools in slums all over the world and foster community teachers to provide better education for children in these areas.

2015/09/20 | Yang

What's Wrong With the Rural Education in Taiwan?

Business icon Stanley Yen says methods that are meant to cultivate elites can't be implemented on all students. Why should the other talents and advantages of seventy percent of students be neglected?

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.

2015/09/10 | Kayue

Sleep Experts Say Later Starting Time Of School Benefits Students

All of the studies regarding starting school later show improvement on the sleeping conditions, health and academic performance of students. In contrast, so far no evidence suggests going to school earlier will do any good to the health of children or their grades.

2015/09/07 | Yang

Taiwanese Professor Gives College Freshmen Ten Pieces of Advice

The first seven weeks after school starts is the most dangerous time in the four years to come...

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.

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.”

2015/07/30 | 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.

2015/07/30 | Zou Chi

Being A School Principal in Taiwan is No Longer An Honor

Educators say teaching environments are making it difficult for principals to run their schools. They also say education competitiveness will decrease if conditions keep worsening.