Introduction: Education, Identity, and Development in Contemporary Taiwan

Edward Vickers, Tzu Bin Lin

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

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Mass formal education is a feature of modern societies all too often taken for granted or overlooked in mainstream sociological analysis. In this respect, the field of Taiwan studies is no exception. This introductory essay sets the three papers of this topical section in historical and comparative perspective, particularly in relation to East Asia. The papers show how education policy in contemporary Taiwan has evolved in a context of vibrant democracy, economic transition, demographic squeeze, and, looming over all, the threat from the Chinese mainland. Our focus falls especially on higher education and language instruction, and their involvement in debates over economic prosperity, security, identity, and Taiwan’s place in the world. A central theme of this introductory essay is the way in which educational debate in Taiwan is conditioned by awareness of insecurity—at individual, familial and societal levels. The intensely competitive, human capital-oriented approach to education that predominates there is bound up in complex ways with the insecurities of life on this island.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)5-18
ページ数14
ジャーナルInternational Journal of Taiwan Studies
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DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 2022

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 履歴
  • 視覚芸術と舞台芸術
  • カルチュラル スタディーズ
  • 人類学
  • 社会学および政治科学
  • 政治学と国際関係論

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