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International and Development Education

Taiwan Education at the Crossroad

When Globalization Meets Localization

Authors: Chou, C., Ching, G.

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Chou and Ching examine the processes of schooling in Taiwan amidst social, cultural, economic, and political conflict resulting from local and global dilemmas. Collectively, these issues offer a panoramic and in-depth glimpse from the past to the future of educational trends in Taiwan.

About the authors

Author Chuing Prudence Chou: Chuing Chou is Professor in the Department of Education at National Cheng-Chi University, Taiwan.

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"This long-awaited book, Taiwan Education at the Crossroad: When Globalization Meets Localization, is a valuable contribution that fills a void in the study of Asian education." - Comparative Education Review

". . . a detailed case study of the transformation and development of the Taiwanese education system in the wake of globalization, internationalization, and localization from pre-school to higher education . . . the authors, who are educationists themselves, have made a sincere effort to narrate insightfully the transformation and development of education in Taiwan from the bottom to the top." - Journal of Educational Planning and Administration

". . . Taiwan Education at the Crossroad . . . will undoubtedly serve as an indispensable reference for those seeking to understand not only the historical evolution, structure and future of the Taiwanese educational system, but also the powerful influences of globalisation and localisation on educational systems worldwide." History of Education

'Compared with the well-documented education on the opposite side of the Taiwan Strait, this volume serves as a timely and useful reference for teachers and students in the studies of educational development in Chinese societies. It has provided a comprehensive account of Taiwanese education in both historical and global perspectives.' - Rui Yang, Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong

'Nowhere is the tension between global and local more historically present and pronounced as in Taiwan. Chou and Ching trace Taiwan's colonial history and context to present a portrait in the perspective of the new world dynamics, interpreting the place of education in political relations circumscribed by situations of conflict, in this case, the Taiwan (Formosa) Strait. This book will take its place in the comparative literature of Education.' - Robert Lawson, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University

'This valuable book gives many insights into recent educational developments in one of East Asia's most dynamic societies, as globalization interacts with features of localization unique to Taiwan. It also deals in a candid and illuminating way with the educational dimension of ongoing relations between Taiwan and China, depicted as 'cross-straitization,' with economic integration and intensifying communication at all levels moving forward in remarkable ways.' Ruth, Hayhoe, Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Globalization Versus Localization: Notion or Reality in Taiwan?

    Chou, Chuing Prudence (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Taiwan’s Country Profile

    Chou, Chuing Prudence (et al.)

    Pages 11-20

  • Historical Overview of Education in Taiwan

    Chou, Chuing Prudence (et al.)

    Pages 21-46

  • East Asian and Taiwan Education in the Context of Worldwide Education Reform

    Chou, Chuing Prudence (et al.)

    Pages 47-65

  • The Taiwan Education System

    Chou, Chuing Prudence (et al.)

    Pages 67-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Taiwan Education at the Crossroad
Book Subtitle
When Globalization Meets Localization
Authors
Series Title
International and Development Education
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Chuing Prudence Chou, Gregory Ching
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-12014-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230120143
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11089-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29345-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 291
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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