From the Front Page Sections, translated…
Awhile ago, an eye-catching news posted the team that won the awards for “Innovative Ways of Integrating Technology into Education” award hosted by the Department of Education for the year 2014, it’d included a middle school from a village without a single super convenience store, in the distant regions, and another namely all-girls’ high school from Taipei, Chungchen Specialist District, when the kids from both school went up to the podium to receive their prizes, a lot of people are wondering: can we really reduce the earning gaps through education?
Recently, the namely French Economist, Professor Pickety came to Taiwan to lecture, he’d mentioned the development of the global economy, how it’d allowed the rich to have more benefits to them; reason being that the rich has more resources to get a higher education for themselves, to up their own professional abilities, thus, they’re able to stabilize their own statuses and wealth. Toward this problem, over a decade ago, there were media that described he growth of economy in Taiwan as “one Taiwan, two worlds”, causing the earnings to become unevenly distributed, and the education of children to be differentiated.
Based off of research, there are at least 30,000 children who entered elementary schools (over ten-percent), and some children were limited by their household economics, causing them to have difficulties in learning started in the first grade. When they got up to fifth, or sixth grades, the level of difficulty increases greatly, plus the changes of puberty starting to take place, whether it be the doers or the abstract thinkers, at this stage, there would be a great differences in the learning abilities, and some of the kids would start to fall behind completely.
When they’re in the middle school years, the results of learning shows even a greater difference. In high school, even though the students were divided based off of their abilities, into separate schools, they’d still used the same courses for everybody. And the focuses of the schools are still zoomed in on placement exams, there’s no measures to help the kids get more of a clue of their areas of interests; and so, the occupational training opportunities are greatly declined too.
In the end, the kids get into colleges, but, a lot of students showed a LACK of motivation toward learning, with not enough a sense of achievement in life, lack of self-confidence, the inability to classify and regroup, and these college students wouldn’t know how to handle the crises in their own lives. And these students, in a short four years, entered into the workforce, and became the builders of this society.
So, one size still doesn’t FIT all here, what works in the western worlds may have an adverse effect in the eastern cultures, but hey, the officials here still believed, that copying the western ways ARE giving us that step forward, are you FUCKING kidding me? If you ask me (but who asked Y-O-U!!!), the problem is still in the system, and if you don’t change the systems, how the HELL can you expect everything ELSE to function properly? Must I use that same old analogy of the machines and their parts again? God I hope N-O-T!!!