New Educational Thoughts on Transcending the Chaotic Educational Reform in Taiwan: Lessons from the Extensive Establishment of Universities
本研究目的在於探索當前國內廣設大學與民國85 年教改之關係；企達研究目的，本研究採用文獻分析法，搜羅、比較、分析國內相關年代中華民國教育統計，以合理驗證推論當前國內廣設大學與民國85 年教改主張「高教鬆綁」具有密不可分割之關係；同時，將台灣與較先進國家英國與紐西蘭相比較，發現國內大學數量確實過度膨脹。惟作者因限於篇幅，無法對當前「廣設大學」之併發症提出「解套」之道，僅分析台灣當前緣於大學過多所引發的許多併發症，進而據此教訓，提出許多於日後教改前、教改中、教改後之新思維，以資為日後教改過程所需審慎因應之合理性策略，俾以期待後人能避免重蹈歷史覆轍以降低、減少、甚至避免教改亂象。
The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between the extensive establishment of universities and the educational reform implemented in Taiwan in 1996. To this end, the documentary analysis method is employed to collect, compare, and analyze educational statistics data of the Republic of China in the years concerned. Through this practice the author intends to verify the closely tied relationship between current extensive instituting of universities and the proposal of deregulating Taiwan's higher education in 1996. Additionally, the author observes that, compared to the more developed countries such as the United Kingdom and New Zealand, universities in Taiwan do confront a server problem of quantity inflation. Due to the constraint of length, however, the author is unable to offer solutions that lead to problem solving for the complications accompanying “the excessive establishment” of universities. What can be done is to analyze the various confounding effects triggered by an overflow of the number of universities in the country. Furthermore, based on the lessons learned, the author initiates numerous new thoughts before, during, and after the educational reform era. The observations generated are expected to be used as sensible strategies that benefit educational reform in the years to come. It is expected that students of the future generations can be free from repeating the historical lessons of failure of the past, thereby abating or even bypassing the chaotic scene surrounding educational reform in Taiwan in the past two decades.