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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.”

2015/09/07 | 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...

2015/09/10 | 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.

2015/09/11 | 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.

2015/09/20 | 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?

2015/09/27 | 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.

2015/09/30 | 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.

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.

2015/08/03 | 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.

2015/11/23 | Kenzo

Legislators Call on Including High School Students as Official School Council Members

Legislator Xu Zhi-jie high school students have nowhere for their voices to be heard, so they can only demonstrate to express their opinions. He believes Ma's 12-year Compulsory Education policy should start from democratic education on campus.

2015/12/07 | Kenzo

Languages of Immigrants in Taiwan Will Become Compulsory Classes in Elementary Schools

To help retain the language abilities of the second generation of immigrants, Wu says that the curriculum guideline of 2018 stipulates that elementary school students have to attend related courses, including Taiwanese, Hakka, aboriginal language, as well as languages of immigrants. Junior high school students can select whichever mother tongue they want to learn, and the school has to offer the course as long as a student enrolls.

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.”

2016/01/04 | Yang

Taiwan Public Universities Merging and Students Protesting Due To Confidential Signing of Memorandum

To deal with declining birthrate, seven public universities will merge and recruit together in the new semester. Yang-Ming University and Chiao Tung University are merging based on their respective professions in the biomedicine and IT fields, yet the under-the-table signing of the memorandum has led to students protesting.

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.