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2015/11/10 | Kenzo
Survey Shows Only 24% Taiwanese High School Students Discuss Public Issues With Teachers
Although more than 70% of teenagers hope to learn more about public issues, but in the end less than 20% of them really get involved and take action in public issues. This data shows that schools still have room for improvement regarding education in public participation.
2015/11/02 | Shih Yuan
Ministry of Education to Dissolve or Integrate 160 Universities in Taiwan
Liu Qing-xu, secretary-general of The National Federation of Teachers Unions (NFTU), says funds invested by both the government and industries are far less than other countries. To improve the quality of universities, Taiwan needs to redefine the meaning of high-level education rather than just calculate the trivial costs of running a school or simply reduce number of schools.
2015/10/28 | 阿Ken
Taiwanese High Schools Offering Southeast Asian Languages Courses Due To High Demand
At first, the schools only opened courses for European, Japanese and Korean languages, but with the surge in the number of immigrants from Southeast Asia and their second generations, as well as Southeast Asia's rapid economic development, more high schools have started to offer courses for Southeast Asian 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.
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.
2015/09/30 | 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.
2015/09/27 | 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...