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Lee, I-Fang – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This article unpacks how neoliberal discourse functions as a dominant but problematic system of reasoning that changes and shifts the ways in which we come to think about early childhood education and care. A post-structuralist lens is deployed to understand the production of fears and hopes under the looming shadows of contemporary education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Neoliberalism, Educational Change
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Wang, Juei-Hsin; Chen, Yen-Ting – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
There are no summative evaluations for compulsory and basic education in Taiwan. This research discusses and analyzes present teacher evaluation implementation. The implementation of policy nowadays means "Teacher evaluation for professional development". Teacher evaluation for professional development is a voluntary growing project of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Policy, Faculty Development
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Chen, Shanhua – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
Teachers more familiar with students' culture tend to use culturally relevant teaching methods to smooth students' learning. Most pre-service teachers in Taiwan lack sufficient training for multicultural competence to enable them to embrace indigenous students' culture and appropriate teaching approaches. In 2013, the Education Act for Indigenous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Hsieh, Chuo-Chun – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
This paper focuses on the process and mechanism of higher education policy change related to quality assurance in a globalized world. In particular, the purpose of the study was to identify the impact of globalization on domestic policy change in Taiwan, characterized as a peripheral country. Taiwan's experience in terms of developing a national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Quality
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Yeh, Chuan-Rong – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
Educational competition has always been the puzzle issue of educational researches. In this article, I analyze several aspects of educational competition within the perspective of post-colonialism discourse. In the political aspect, Taiwanese education is linked with political power, to present the post-colonial spirit by continuing dynastic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Sociology, Foreign Policy, Time Perspective
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Huang, Bo-Ruey – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
This article describes the situation of teacher professional development in Taiwan, including the history and the framework of teacher professional development. With diversification of teacher education systems and institutions, teacher professional development in Taiwan is undergoing a gradual governance shift from the model of centralised state…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Guidelines, Foreign Countries, Governance
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Liu, Tze-Chang – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
This paper focuses on the influences and changes of recent Taiwan teacher preparation program evaluation (TTPPE) as one of the national evaluation projects conducted by the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan. The main concerns are what kind of ideology is transformed through the policy by means of evaluation, and what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Teacher Education Programs, Criticism
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Hung, Ruyu – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
This article aims to propose the idea of citizenship with/in lifeworld. The author argues that most approaches to the conception of citizenship fail to pay fair attention to and include differences at the individual level. By exploring the meaning of the mainstream conceptions of citizenship, this article identifies the implied deficits as…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Cultural Differences, Democracy
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Kung, Hsin-Yi – Policy Futures in Education, 2009
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study research of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement reported in 2003 that Taiwanese fourth- and eighth-graders' mathematics performance exceeded the international average; both groups ranked fourth from among all the participant countries. However, the Index…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries