Reform of High Education
This paper intends to trace the development of higher education in Taiwan’s education reforms over the past twenty years. The research begins with analysis on external factors such as aging and depopulation, digitization, internalization, democratization and challenges in the employment of college graduate. The next part reexamines the edicts of important higher education policies and their implementation so as to keep closer track of the 20-year development in higher education. Further arguments continues with illustration made on how the outnumbered higher education institutes and the impact of depopulation on competition for college enrollment have led Taiwan’s higher education to the president predicament, causing a drastic shift from elite education to universal education. Finally the paper tries to conclude with possible directions for a solution that under the current trend of globalization, higher education in Taiwan has to continue in its leading position in Asian education industry through its re-identification of the relationship between government and universities, the core mission of the universities and unique contents and innovation in pedagogy.
|關鍵詞||高教改革、高等教育、reform of high education、higher education|