The Innovative Development of Rural Education
Rural education has been facing challenges from multiple facets including transportation, information, culture, economy, family and schools for a long time. A fundamental solution to the difficult situation needs both infrastructural construction and educational innovation. European countries and USA strive to raise up school attendance rate, lower down drop-out rate, provide financial support, and encourage teachers’ long-stay in rural schools. They also pay much attention to educational innovation, including special curriculum, creative teaching, and digital instruction. Their governments work together with civil organizations to promote rural education, integrate local resources, and help young people find careers. These trends of policy are also evident in Taiwan. The Ministry of Education implements more than twenty projects related to rural education in an integrated framework, in which rural schools play the roles of local knowledge center, cultural center, and entrepreneurship center. The framework adopts four kinds of educational strategies: 1) instructional innovation and educational experimentation, 2) digitalized and authentic learning, 3) resources and community connection, 4) visualized changes and exemplars. Its core aims are to facilitate students to build up basic competency, develop multiple intelligence, master digital learning, grasp local culture, and unfold global visions.
|關鍵詞||美國、偏鄉教育、教育創新、臺灣、歐洲、America 、rural education、educational innovation、Taiwan、European countries|