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Respecting Others, Don’t Discriminate, This, is the Most Basic of Being a Fitting Citizen of a Country

And yet, people can’t even, do this, and so, the morality is still, going down that, slippery, slope, the morals are, too, messed up here!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The econ student of N.T.U., as s/he went for the election of the head of student council, posed the wayward campaign calls, that’s filled with a ton of sexist beliefs, along with, the wayward claims too, this caused the criticisms from all around.  Or maybe, the student was just, amusing himself, a careless act on his part, but, this, “sense of humor”, had hurt a lot of people, and it’s, not at all, funny!  And for this, N.T.U. publicized the apologize to the society.

There’d already been, countless incidents of how students turned something that’s outrageous to believing it was humorous.  As early as the N.T.U. student council’s free speech month had a racist slur about the natives, on how they were given the free percentage scores added to their entrance exam grades automatically, with the P.S. of “the specialty rights of the natives is the government’s tyranny to the rest of us”, this clearly, sparked up debate, and it has nothing to do with freedom of speech, and it’s worrisome, that this might start up the chain reactions of racism responses.

There are many more of these incidents, including the unnamed high school in Taichung, setting up the carnival booth, using a derogatory remark against the native populations as the booth’s name, the unofficial fans pages of several high schools had the Swastika made of the symbols, it’s also, alarming.

In 2016, a high school in Hsinchu held a costume parade, some of the students dressed themselves up like Nazis, and it’d caused upset from the Israeli Diplomatic Office here.  All of these bad behaviors, had all, gone overboard; they’d all, discriminated against a subculture, a people, and they all sparked up the hatred for the certain groups in question.

The high levels of discrimination will cause hate, what the Nazis did to the Jews, were the violence acted out from discrimination.  As educators, we needed to remind our students, teach them, that the global community is made up of many different races of people, that they should avoid any forms of stereotypes and, discriminations too.  In Taiwan, freedom of speech is what’s been given, but, these speech can’t discriminate against others, nor should it, spark up hatred.  The values of the students aren’t yet stabilized or formed completely yet, the school teachers, the parents, the friends, and the classmates, all have the responsibilities to remind them to note, that freedom by definition, is not to discriminate against anyone else, nor can their speech, actions spark up anger, and it doesn’t matter if it was intentional or not, discrimination is, unallowed and unacceptable.

But, these incidents, are only, occasional, we can’t generate this to every school in the country, nor can we, round all the younger generations up, and label all of them as, discriminatory.

and, here’s, the “hoard” of what we can be called, based off our, “colors”…photo from online

Back in 2005, Prince Harry wore the military attire with the Nazi Swastika to a party, and it’d, caused something huge; but if we say that the education in England had, failed, then, it may be, too, overboard.  Back then, the age of Prince Harry is around the same age as the econ students in N.T.U., clearly, he too, hadn’t, considered everything, just like this group of students hadn’t either.

Respecting others is the most basic of virtues of citizenship, nobody can use any forms of discriminations toward anyone else.  Making fun, and joking around, should not have anything racist, even if it is a discussion of public policy, for instance, the policies to give the extra points to the natives on the entrance exams.

And so this, is just how dumb these, COLLEGE students are these days, or maybe, the prefrontal cortexes are, delayed in developments for some reasons, I mean, at LEAST, you should have the senses, to know, that hey, what I’m about to post to say, to write, constitutes as, “racist” or “sexist” remarks, I mean, you can’t point to a BLACK (I mean, “African-American) person, and call her/him a “nigger”, just like you should NOT making those noises that sounded like metals clinking when you encounter, one of us, Asian people, because that is not what Chinese sound like either!

But, hey, these college level ADULTS are still, getting, DUMBER by the generations, thanks to the education in the schools, in all around, the world!

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The Hourly Pay of Professors of University Working Like the Sweatshops, the Estimate of $295N.T. Per Hour is Overestimated

No wonder the higher ED, had gone, to HELL here!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The higher education spectrum had lost a lot of educators who are willing to work here, due to a pale-by-comparison means of payrate compared to internationally, now, even the law professors are, exiting too, due to the low wages, and high cost in property.  The university lecturers told, that they’d worked their whole lives, and the pays are only a little over $20,000N.T. compared to the assistant professors, only $30,000N.T. more than the teaching assistants, the passions for research had already, drained, dry.

The associate professor of law from Poli-Sci University, Tsang earned his doctorate in law from Duke University in the U.S., worked in the firm for three years, and, taught at the university for six, is now, the scholar of the Columbus Plan of the National Scientific Research, Tsang told, the professors in Australia get paid 3.5 times more than the professors in Taiwan, and the universities and colleges would put aside seventeen-percent of the total pay into the retirement funds.  After he’d considered it, he’d decided to, “make an exit”.

Tsang told, that he’s past forty, with the birth of his young, his parents and families getting older, there’s nothing romantic anymore, “I need to make at least enough, to put a roof over my family’s, heads, right?”

There’s the set pay for all the university lecturers at anywhere between $70,000N.T. and $120,000N.T.  Based off of statistics, the lecturing professors on average work fifty-eight hours a week, basing off of the three weeks working time per month, on average, the hours of work is 249.4 hours.  The universities public or private, the first year associate professors are paid $73,640N.T.s per month, $295.3N.T.s an hour.

And it’s NO wonder, the professors here, are exiting to, “greener pastures” they’re not getting paid enough, plus, there’s the cost of everything we need getting higher and higher, how are these professors going to earn their keep, provide for their, families, if they continue getting paid, at this low a rate, and, Taiwan is losing its, professionals, by not paying them enough, and these are the people who are responsible for educating the next generations, and the universities and colleges aren’t paying them enough!

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At Age Seventeen, He’d Gunned Down a Head of a Gang, Sentenced to Thirty Years, He’d Finished His College Studies in Prison Now

So, getting caught and getting in prison, was actually a good thing for this young man, how this young man turned over a new leaf by working hard to earn his degree in prison, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The news of a pawn shop in Tucheng was fired into fifty-one times by an underage shooter, Liu, the news shocked the island.  And yet, the already murdered gang leader, Weng was also, gunned down by a seventeen-year-old “hitman”, Liao using that sniper, when Liao committed the crimes, he was underage, started serving in juvenile detention, later, got sent to the Kaohsiung Correctional School, the Mingyang Middle School, as he became adult, he was sent to Taichung Penitentiary to serve out the rest of his term, during the time, he managed to get a degree from National Open University, and is still not yet, paroled out to date.

On May 28th, 2010, Liao went to the Sun-Moon Biotech Company in Taichung, fired off sixteen shots, and gunned down Weng on site, became, the youngest convicted gunman in Taiwan, the Highest Court sentenced him to thirty years, which was the most severe sentence given to a juvenile offender.

The internal management of the Taichung Penitentiary recalled, more than a decade ago, as Liao was studying in National Open University, he’d done extremely well academically, and he was quite impressed with Liao’s drive to learn, in recent years, Liao had been transferred to Changwha Prison to serve.

like this! Photo from online

The professor who once mentored Liao, the pastor, Huang stated, that since the shooting, to him visiting Liao in lock up of late, during the time of Liao’s incarceration, he’d finished high school, and all the way, earned his bachelor’s degree from the National Open University, it’d moved him, and Liao, in the letters he’d sent, stated that he felt remorse for what he did from when he was younger.

Huang supported Liao’s drives to learn, and told, that other than excelling in the academia, he’d entered into the writing competitions hosted by the prison systems, and as he’d won, he’d donated the cash prize of over ten thousand dollars N.T. to the nonprofit organizations, and charities that helped the released inmates, showing his remorse, and expressed his desires, to give back to the community too.

Huang stated, that recently, he’d gone to visit Liao, and Liao told him, that if he gets paroled out in the future, he would like to join the seminary to further his education.

And so, this is how this young man started making up for his own mistakes, and even though he can’t undo what he did, but, at least, he’d, turned his own life around, studied hard, and if he ever gets released from prison, he will start anew, as a, good person.

graduating, with a, second, chance…photo from online

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The Problems of Thinking in Education

The means of education in this country does NOT promote the skills of critical thinking in the students, which is why, they’re all, too inept, to handle the problems after they’d made straight-A’s, and now, they’re, in the real world!  Written by an honorary professor here, on how the education systems, aren’t doing SHIT to help the students who will be, graduating, soon, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

When I went to study in the U.S., I’d found that the American pupils loved asking questions, the students from China, rarely do.  Perhaps, it’s how we’d lacked the language skills, but I think, that most of the students here, rarely, ask the questions too.  This is worth noting, because, the students who ask questions means that they are, thinking.

What the teachers teach us in school, we naturally should, try to understand.  But, if we only remembered what the instructors taught us, and what’s in the books, this is, good enough.  But, if we have the habits of thinking, this will, definitely create doubts in what we’d learned, and, if these doubts were, resolved completely, then, we would finally comprehend what the instructors were teaching, and what the textbooks said, wholly.

But, the education here in Taiwan, does NOT focus on honing the thinking skills of students, because I’m an electrical engineering major, I only have the electrical engineering examples, I’m sorry for that.  We all know, that we can make a circuit board that works with the transistor, and, this transistor often needed to connect to a resistance, but now, the resistance of the multiple wirings, are made with the transistors.  Most of the EE students know this, but, I’d once asked many graduates of the electrical engineering department about it, none of them could explain why we would need to use two transistors.  This showed, that students had, gotten some, knowledge, but didn’t really, comprehend the concepts.  Another situation that’s, caused by learning without comprehension into the concepts.

A lot of the EE students knew that the wirings of the wireless communications needed adjusting, but they don’t know why the wirings had to be adjusted.  There are many students who knew the specific function of a circuit, but didn’t know WHY the circuits functioned as such.

What worries me the most, is that a lot of people encouraged the students to use an assortments of software.  In the past, all the info-tech major students can write the most basic of programming.  But now, a lot of the instructors would encourage the students to look what’s already available online, and when you get the formulas, the program would be, up and running.  This may work for the smaller scale programming, but, any of the larger programs, the designers needed to understand the structures of the programs, and if the universities don’t encourage the students to think, although, it would be easy for the students to get through school, but, they will have it hard in the workforce.

Plainly stated, I’d not gotten into the habits on thinking in my own education.  But, as I got older, I’d had a ton of questions I wanted the answers to from in my schooling career.  For instance, I knew that the electrons and the protons are charged and the neutrons aren’t, but, I’d not thought about asking my professors why this was.  I also knew, that the first Emperor of China unified China, and now, I’m curious over how he was able to?  How did the emperor get his ideas expressed, how did he make the government officials do as he’d told them to?  The Great Wall of China had stood for thousands of years, still standing to this very day, I’d not even asked why it was, so sturdy.

As instructors, we must, encourage our students to think, having the students asking us questions we can’t answer, that means, we’d done our jobs, correctly.

Yeah, that would be, a major problem in education, the systems are, cranking out those, scantron answering machines, when in real life, there’s more than A,B.C.D.E, you need to be able to think critically, and, because “they did not teach us that in school” therefore, you don’t have the skillset to tackle this “subject”, which made you, lose big time, in your future career development, because you learned everything based off of the textbooks, and, textbooks are only the theories, there’s NO application nor the critical thinking skills, between the pages of those hard-cover heavy texts you’re, hauling to and from your college classes.

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Everybody is Graduating from College, Getting a Better Education, the High-Paying Blue Collar Jobs are Now, Experiencing the Skilled Workers Shortage

BUSTING that myth of higher education equals better job with higher pays here!  Trending now, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

Like how the Eastern cultures educated their young, there are now, a lot of high school students in the U.S. who’d become, socialized with the ideals of: going to college, becoming white collar workers, and life will be set.  But, everybody getting a higher education, the result is the lacking of the blue collar skilled workers, with the pay, too high that’s, scary to see.  As the American  President Biden read the briefs of the country, he’d stated, “the average blue collar position pays $130,000, and many of these positions don’t require a college degree”.  The advocates of the technical skill education stated, the bigger obstacle here, is for the parents to change their belief systems.

Taiwan had been hit hard by the reduction of birthrates, in a decade, those who graduated out of technical high school are reduced to close to 200,000 in the last ten years.  The parents all encouraged their children to test into university to get themselves into working in technology, and in the end, you end up with the apprentices who can’t, stand the hardships of work.  The sharp drop in the enrollment rates of students from the technical skills training programs, which leads to not having enough skilled workers in the industries, which in turn, causes the productions of things to, be reduced.

Similar things are happening in the U.S. right now.  The National Public Broadcasting Radio station told, that the wages of college degree holder is reducing now, with the tuitions for education still at an all-time high, which caused the students to carry huge student loans before they began work; but the hands-on training, the cheaper tuition high paying jobs can’t be filled, not only does this affect the future job outlooks of the students, it’d also, threatened the economy too.

even though, most people still believed that going to university is the only way, “but as you see the apprentices, and other technical workers, getting paid what they’re being, paid, and they’d not needed to pay the high tuition for the entire four years, and as they are learning the skills they needed, they’re, making the extra money back, this is worth, serious, thoughts.”

Based off of the U.S. Contractors’ Union, there are close to ninety-percent of the construction companies in the U.S., who are still having a hard time, finding the certified workers, with the steel workers, the cast panel board installers, running especially, short.  The labor department also estimated, that the wages of construction work, is the highest of all the jobs around.

And so, this, is the great divide, because of how easy it is, to get into university these days, and, who will want to go to a technical school, if you can get a university degree, and that’s what these younger generations are going by, without noting how the market economy’s changing, of how the world is no longer in need of all those, white-collar workers, that the countries are in need more of the entry level workers, like those with the specific, set of skills in construction work, etc., etc., etc., and so, people’s belief systems still hadn’t gotten that up-to-date update, yet, and until the values changed, there will always be the lacking of skilled workers, as the higher degree became, everybody’s, pursuits, after all it makes us, look good, having that Ph.D., Ed.M., etc., etc., etc., behind our, names…

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My Laissez-Faire Attitude Toward My Children’s Education

Drawing from her own experience in education, she’d, stopped, duplicating what her father did to her, to her own, young, instead of falling prey to the myths of all-star schools, translated…

My neighbor’s daughter is about to graduate from the elementary years, she was prodding and trying to find out more about the various middle schools; as she’d learned that my alma mater was very famous, also a pocket list in her considerations, she’d started, asking about my experience.

Because of how I’d done extremely well academically all the way through my elementary school years, my father in his coworkers’ “it would be a shame if you don’t get her into a good school”, he’d signed me up to attend a famed private middle school with a very high acceptance rate of high school entrance and used his connections, to get me in.

As I’d started there, I’d found, that all of my classmates are all of excellent standing in their own might, the winners of the mayor’s award from all over the country, and, it was too cruel, for me, to realize, that I’m not, the best of the best, in comparison with my excellent, classmates.  I’d stopped making the high grades like I’d done in the elementary years, and, feeling that I couldn’t, measure up, it’d made my middle school years, very, unhappy.

Other than it being too difficult for me to compare myself with my other excellent classmates, it’d made me feel, too helpless; and in those year where the focus in on getting the grades, the teachers are used to defining the students based off of their scholastic performances, to belittle those who couldn’t make as high a grade, and it’d made me feel so damaged that I wasn’t, good enough.

Before my son graduated elementary school, the mothers in his class are all enthusiastic, in signing their children up for the private schools, or to move the registry so their young can go to an all-star middle school, and invited me to get with the program.  Actually, I’d already, made up my mind, to NEVER be like my father back then, and the mothers of my son’s classmates, squeezing my own young into, the all-star middle schools.  Although, the intentions are, good, but, based off of my personal experience, the results may not, end up so, well.

The competitive classroom settings may surely, up that competitive edge in the children, but it may also, damage a child’s sense of self-confidence.  And, the three years of middle schools’ worth of not measuring up to others in the classes, and not getting the care, the attention from the instructors, thinking back now, I’d still felt, shattered from when I’d gone to school.

I’d told my neighbor, that this was only, MY experience, that there were the classmates I had back when, who’d, become better performing in the academics once they saw someone who was better, that they’d all become, outstanding in their own, separate fields of, expertise in life.  So, the experience of life, and the feelings are, all unique to the individuals, so, how she should choose, should be up to her own daughter to, decide.

The attitude I have toward my two children’s grades, are that I’d signed them up for the schools closest to home, I’d never considered once, to enroll them into those highly-reputed schools all around.  And, this sort of a laissez-faire attitude, may well be from my own, unhappy experience in the all-star schools!

So, this is how this woman stopped the vicious cycle her father put her in, to prevent the vicious cycle from getting passed to her own children, and because of her bad experience, of having to compete with those who are, more excellent than she was in middle school, it’d made her feel defeated, as if, puberty isn’t hard enough already???  She’d decided, to NEVER put her own children through what her father put her through, even IF he had nothing BUT good intentions for her as a child.

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Would a University Education be, Worth it, If You Can Lie Down and Sleep Through the Courses?

It’s a, “buyers’ market”, as there’s, not that many, students, and, the schools are all, competing, and that, is how it goes, but this is what’s, trending now, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

Final four days until the college entrance exams, after the exams, another dilemma will immediate come to the test takers, what school, what major to select for themselves.  Last year the entrance rate dropped to 14,000, shocking the entire country.  This year, there’s, a mild increase in the number of students testing, but the experts think, that the declining number of college freshmen will trend on longer.  This does not mean, that the test takers will easily get admitted, but, they’d had to train their sights, to decipher if each and every school they’re accepted in, is actually, the right fit, for them.

To tell if the schools are good, this is a huge challenge for both the parents and the students, in the consumerist era, sliding the cell phones, an assortments of enrollment ads are there, wanting the rankings, you got it, the effects, sure.  But, which schools are the actual top ten?  Who’s the favorites of the enterprises?  It’s all say-so by the sponsors.  If you don’t comparison shop, you will, end up, badly, other than collecting the data on the schools from the online info packets, the students and parents need to head over to the schools to visit personally…all of these are, needed, investments.

Other than seeing the facts of the contents of enrollment offers of the schools, the “consumers” must also know the situation with higher education even more so.  For instance, the indicators of “freshmen enrollment rate” is a good indicator, that you must, get to know what lies beneath the numbers.

Before the start of the year, the Department of Education posted the enrollment rate of freshman in 2022, and certainly, it was, awful, the private schools that’s received no less than eighty-percent enrollment from the years before now, dropped to sixty-percent, close to half, the majors cut their enrollment goals in half in the public universities.  And, the close-to a-hundred-percent enrollment schools are now, walking with their heads held really high, and, at the end of year banquet, every worker received a huge end-of-year-bonus.

The Department of Education told us to NOT make a brash judgment on the enrollment rates, that it should only be used as a “reference”, this is, truthful.  The universities are allowed to “get the total enrolling students’ numbers reduced”, that way, it’d looked better on paper, but, most of the private universities wouldn’t do this, after all, it makes them look bad.

But, the rate of this increased by multiples of three this year, and clearly, the schools no longer cared about the reputations anymore, and they’re now, more realistic.  The declines in freshmen enrollment is fact, and, having too many openings are just, making troubles for themselves.  And, the Department of Education had encouraged this means too, “to only get the elites to enroll”, so long, as this rate exceeded ten-percent, then, the funding won’t get, slashed.

And, so, the students and parents will no longer be able to tell which school is better in reputation based off of the enrollment rates anymore.

The declines in birthrate surely is scary, a lot of the presidents of the university loved stating that crises bring about change in the systems, but the key is how these changes are going to happen?  The students locally are declining in numbers, it’s also, quite difficult, to get the foreign exchange students in, the talk of “customizing the universities” seemed easy, but it’s actually, quite, difficult, there are the professionalisms needed in the planning, the considerations of the quality versus quantity of education, the adjustments of the teaching staff members, we need the professional considerations in all of these areas, and yet, time still doesn’t wait for all of these means to be met.

Coming back to the origins, the universities need to downsize, and the planning, the developments still needed to focus on the present moments, and the futures of the students.  think about what sort of a core values the schools should have, and how the schools would fittingly, turn the students into people who will, contribute to the, society in the future, a school that will fulfill the needs of the students’ studies, and fitting to their expectations of their own, futures.  As the universities figure this out, and, with the resources fully placed, then, the school will be able to, fulfill the promises of the students.  And this sort of a fulfilling the needs of the students, will be what makes the schools best, in its own brand, and, advertisement.

And so, this is, a “buyers’ market” for the selecting of universities right now, and, this turns the schools into a commodities that’s bought and sold, and, to compete, the schools needed to, put out the best tricks that it can have, to get the students to want to study there, and this is, difficult, and that, is what’s currently happening in higher ed in this country.

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On the Matter of the Degree and Employment

How the theories and the applications, must MERGE together, for the workers to have their places to shine through, so the industries will continue to, flourish, to grow stronger, thus, making the country even, better, but, the government still could care LESS, they just want to see the results in the end, and, they don’t examine the nooks and crannies, the nuts, and the bolts, that makes this, whole machine function well, the observations, of the honorary professor of National Tsing Hua University, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

A lot of people are now, complaining that it’s the education that failed our children, to the point, that when they started working they couldn’t, handle the work assigned to them.  This reminded me of my own story.

As I earned my master’s degree, I’d gone to find work.  Found an electronics company, my job is to design the circuit boards, but I’d not done that, didn’t even know what the circuits looked like, let alone the functions.  But I was blessed with a good manager, who’d taught me everything, and with his help, soon enough, I’d, learned to design the circuits, and started making my own, experiments.  Reason why I could easily catch on was because when I was in my studies at N.T.U., I’d done well in the fundamentals of Chinese language, English, and mathematics.  As I got the basics down pat, it was quite easy, for me, to learn something, new.

What you’d learned in the schools, can’t be exact with what the industries need, because, there are, hundreds of skills that are different from each other, and, no one university can guarantee, that the students become the jacks of, all trades.  But, if the schools (both in the technical high school levels and in the universities) are able, to help the students get the fundamentals down pat, as the students graduated, they will, surely be, able to, tackle the assortments of demands made of them in employment.

And so, my first advice to the theory-application differences is to try to get the students to hone up the fundamental, the basic skills.  If the means of education is good, then, surely, the students will use what they learned, to turn the theories into application.  I had, specialized in the vacuum tubes, and if I couldn’t transfer into the transistors, then, I may have, amounted to, nothing.

But, the enterprises should also, help the fresh-out-of-college employees, so they can learn while doing.  As the head of state from way back when, Sun became the head of Taipower Company, all of the Japanese engineers, and technicians from Japan all exited, the head of state, Sun employed the EE last year students from the technical high school in Taipei, for them to start working in Taipower Company, to teach them the skills.  They only had the most fundament conceptual theories of the fields, but, Mr. Sun educated them, to help them make the great contributions to Taipower Company.  And, as the Japanese specialists exited the country, it’d not seemed to impact the electricity provisions of Taiwan at all.

Another example, I have a student, who’d often told me about his work.  He is a software engineer, the system he uses in work, I’d never heard of.  But, he’d not had much troubles in using, because, he had some more experienced coworkers who took the time, to teach him the skills.  A company should NOT be complaining constantly on how it can’t find the qualified workers, the company should look at itself, to see if, it’d, taught the skills needed to work there, to all of its, employees, that way, they will excel in the skills they are already working with.  The company that hired my student had even, spent the money to get him to be trained in the newer technologies, which all goes to show, that this company knew, how to, train the workers, and keep the workers’ skills, up to date.

Training the professionals isn’t anything easy, the schools certainly needed to make sure that the students have the fundamentals down pat, the enterprises cannot expect that the graduates go into work, with all the skills that matched their needs for the job descriptions, but they need to, make sure, that the employees start, gaining more and more skills, to up their, competitive, edges.  The students from the Taipei Skills High School must’ve, helped the former students set up the good foundations, but, it’s, also, due to Sun, the head of state then, who had the wisdoms, for these graduates to put their skills to work, where they’d, counted.

Anyways, we should know, that the quality workers, needed to come out of the school, but, the industries, also, needed to shoulder up the responsibilities to get these students who came out of the schools, excel in the, specific, skills.

And so, this is on the combination of theory AND application, the schools need to make sure that these students gained the needed skills they are required to have, to work well in these, specific skills, and the companies that hired these graduates, also needed to, put the money into, the on-the-job training programs, to get these students who came out of these majors, to have the skills they needed, to work better in the companies too, and, if one of these is missing, then, the chain that originally flowed smoothly will be, broken, and, things won’t work.

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The Field of Education Should Learn from the Industries

A NEGATIVE correlation, of the number of grad students getting out of the programs, and the quality of work these graduates from the graduate departments of the universities are cranking out right now, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

Been following the developments of the industries here, and I’d found, that the advances are, something worth noting, and that it’s something that this country should be, proud of.  As China opened up its gates, there was the trend of the manufacturers’ moving the production plants overseas.  A lot of people believed, that the industries here in Taiwan would collapse because of this, but it didn’t.  Reason is quite simple, the industries started paying attention to the   quality of the products they were producing, for they knew, in order to survive, they need to up the quality of the good they’d, manufactured.  The electronics, the mechanic, the chemistry industries, etc., etc., etc., all took to this belief now.  Thankful for all the enterprises that are now, following this means of production, otherwise, we can’t ever, compete with other countries.

But I’d felt, that the education here, stopped caring about the levels of understanding of the students here.  For all these years, I’d watched the many reforms take place in education, and all of these reforms solely zoomed in on the means of changing the ways of students being accepted into a higher ed institution, I’d never seen the presidents of universities, the professors, or the head of Department of Education talked about the levels of understanding of the students on any occasions.

Surely, we’d made some amazing students too, but, everybody’s taking the ostrich stance, not cared about how there are, many of the students who are, lagging behind on the academic realm.  Since the government started implementing the nine year education requirement, they’d done away with the holding a student back system.  No matter what level the students are, they get to the next grade level.  We all know, that if a student didn’t get the fundamentals down pat, the courses that came later would be, useless in that they couldn’t understand the basics, there was NO way they can understand what the instructors are teaching.  But, no matter how bad the level of understanding, the students will get into middle school, high school, and even, colleges and universities too.

The universities are set up everywhere now, and we’re now seeing the reduction in birth rate as a trend, which then in turn, leads to the college level students’ not having enough of the basic skills.  On the subject of English, a lot of the college students can’t read the English texts, and yet, they’re able to, get into the graduate programs easily, a lot of the professors found, that due to the lack of understanding of the English, misunderstood the contents of the English theses, and yet, the Department of Education is pushing forth the dual-language education policies.  The end result?  Not only wouldn’t the students improve on their English skills, they couldn’t, gain the awareness of the knowledge of the specific majors.

The tailoring of the quality of good manufactured by the industries is multifaceted, because a good industry doesn’t just need the high-end equipment.  Reason why a company can manufacture excellent products, it’s all because the company is willing to put the money into the managing levels, to have the engineers work in the research and developments of the products.  And, all of these researches can’t yield the results in the time being, there are a lot of the tech companies here that are, more than patient, and with the foresight, for they understood, that rushing for the results, doesn’t yield a good product.  There’s also one more, the tech companies now all have the excellent quality control management, and this isn’t easy to achieve either.

If we want to raise the level of understanding of the students here, the first thing the field of education needs, is to zoom in and focus on the level of understanding of the students.  We can’t just have the forces, we needed the forces that are, excellent in what they do.  In order to increase the level of education of students as a whole, the government should put the investments in, set up a system of higher quality control, and set the sights farther, because we can’t, achieve this, by calling out the slogans or the mottos to reach this goal in education.

And so, this is on the importance of having the fundamental down PAT, and yet, due to the numerous colleges and universities that got set up in this country, you do see, how the quality of education is bound to get down, right?  And, the government is now, getting worried, that we can’t produce more professionals, when the problem is that getting into the universities to get a college degree is way too easy these days, unlike how it was back, thirty years ago, when only the best of the best can get in, and, that’s why, the “quality” of the students is going DOWN, because the quantity (the number of students getting into the grad programs) are getting higher.

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The Trinity of Politics, Education, & Money

Commentaries, observations, on how the universities are now, in the pockets of, the DDP party, from the Front Page Sections, translated…

In 1991, the associate professor, Yang from Taidong Teacher’s University went up for the representative to the legislature for her area.  She was originally viewed as the one who would’ve won, but, someone ratted her out for working on her doctoral degree at the National University of Education, and she was, disqualified for the ticket right before the mid-terms elections for the nominations.

The background then for the legislature, was that the government feared that the “reddening of the former students” like China, all who was with the student status, shall not enter the races.  Thirty years back, the politicians fought over going to grad schools, like if they don’t get a doctoral degree, then, they would not have done right by their own, status quo, how the world turned itself around, so quickly.

The politicians are way too busy with the political affairs, and, getting their degrees “on the side”, it’s suspected, that they were all, paying into receiving their, degrees already.  Lin was found, that the two theses he’d written, had plagiarized someone else’s works, and this is still only, the tips of, that iceberg.  What’s different, was that two years ago, the individual who’d gone after Lee for plagiarism, now became, the “teams of guards protecting the mayor.”

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The politicians are crazed in the studies of graduate schools, not only to gold-plate themselves as willing to learn new things, another reason is due to the system of testing from the ancient Chinese times; those who passed the exams became connected with one another, they’d looked out for each other as needed.  For the professors, or the schools, getting someone powerful as students in their departments and universities, this benefitted the schools, as well as the professors themselves too.  And so, the internet youtubers of the side wings, using the total number of fans on their accounts that are increasing, can also, get accepted into, the graduate schools.  The head of the N.S.A., Chen in his twenty-seven years’ professorship, had a total of 173 masters and doctorates, including three of the DDP’s mayors and county elected heads, four are now, legislators, along with many of the higher up government officials currently elected onto their posts, he certainly knew how to be the “government’s personnel trainers” all right.

More than thirty years ago, when the universities started employing the “flexible schedules of teaching and lectures”, the writer, Chang in his novel, “The Big Liar” described in precision, “you vote for him, I will award you with a degree, and he will hand me some funding.”  And now, seeing all of this, Chang had the foresights, even back then!  The legislative board member vouched for Lin, that Master theses are already, an outdated practice.  Can you, stand there, and listen to what he is, saying?

This just still showed, how these legislators, had people inside their pockets, in these institutions of higher ed too now, and, that’s why, everything is, corrupt, and there’s still NO way of changing this, because the DDP is ruling over this country right now, and, they’re still, covering their own members’, asses.

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