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Many of the Public Preschools Found to be Substandard, the Department of Education Under Fire for Not Keeping a Tighter Leash on Things

As these public preschools are publicly funded, there wouldn’t be enough funding, which made the quality drop!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

Since 2019 to current day, there’d been around 1,700 preschools across the country that’s been fined, and most are, private preschools.  The legislator, Wang stated, that the public preschool systems had started being in operations four years ago, and more and more of the budgets were placed in getting the systems set up and running, but, the privatized employees of the private schools, forty-percent are turning public, she’d suspected that the Department of Education wasn’t a good enough gatekeeper of qualities; the educational groups criticized, that the public preschools-to-be’s financials, the evaluations of the operations are hard to control, demanded that the Department of Education shift the focuses back to the evaluation means that centered around the quality of early childhood education in the publicly-funded systems.

In 2018, the Department of Education posed the policies of the public preschool mandates, with the government, signing a contract with the private preschools and offering the subsidiaries, the parents pay no more than $3,500N.T. per month, hoping, to elevate the quality of childcare and nurseries.

But Wang told, that a lot of the to-be public preschool employers set up the English, the talent classes, to get more money from the parents, and this was ranked number one as the cause of fines in the breaching of the laws of public childcare programs, and when the parents refused, most of the preschool programs just, place the child who didn’t participate in the programs, to another location, which doesn’t ensure the quality of daycare program provided to them.

Wang said, the public preschool programs had already filed the subsidiary support of $10.7 billion N.T.s with the government, reaching the limits of the budgets of $16 billion N.T.s that’s been written in for the public preschool programs that the government had set up, this showed, how the public preschools to-be aren’t transitioning, or that they’re actually in need of assistance, that it’d, deferred from the set up of the government’s principles.

how do we decide, as, parents??? From online

Yang that chairperson of the All-Early Childhood Education Commissions Committee pointed out, that currently the ratio of affordable daycare and the normal daycare is 6:4, that it’d matched to the parents’ expectations, that the Department of Education should STOP matching the demands, to return to the policies of centering the programs of the public childcare.

The Department of Education responded, that if the public-childcare programs-to-be’s operators had broken the laws, the local governments can take away the signed contracts.  While the public preschools to be is a vital transitional point of making public childcare affordable, that there’s the need to take in the young children who are in need of most assistance, and the enrollment postings needed to get evaluated closely, that it will have the local governments to discuss, the means of making enrollment better and more fitting to the families’, needs.

Yeah so, this is, the substandards of the public school systems, and, the parents only see how CHEAP it costs, because public schools are way cheaper than private ones, and, who has the time, the energy, to provide quality care to our young children, when we are all, stressed out at work, so we looked to the government to help us out, only that the government is lacking in this, it’d posed this, ideal of providing public daycare programs, with only, limited slots, and, as parents we don’t want to pay a ton of cash (‘cuz we’re already, running SHORT on it!), to place our own young into the preschool programs, the nursery programs, because we all have to, work our asses off, to provide for our young.

The children ARE, receiving, SUBQUALITY care in these public daycare programs, and the private preschools, nurseries are, way too, expensive, so it’s still, the young babies who are getting SCREWED over!

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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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A Lot of the Special Eds Instructor in the Elementary Schools of Hsinbei City are Surrogate Instructor, Up to Thirty-Six Percent

And this would be, problematic because???  Oh yeah, these instructors are only, temps, and, they don’t get paid equally as the formal instructors, and they’re, teaching, classes with special needs students, how do you think that’s going to, work out, huh???  Off of the Newspapers, translated…

The City Councilmembers Wondered How the Parents Can Feel at Ease?  Called Out to Increase the Quality of Education The Department of Education: Let Us Get the Personnel Stabilized, Then We Will, Increase the Number of Formal Teaching Staff Members

There’s the recorded total of 11,880 special needs student, thirty-percent more than the record from four years ago, but the special needs surrogate instructors are at the rate of thirty-six percent, a total of 333 surrogate instructors on staff, the city councilman questioned, how does this make the parents feel secure?  The Department of Education stated, that the number was mostly made up of substitutes,  because on average, there are more than dozen of retired instructors who’d transferred away out of district or had filed for retirement, that the Department of Education is looking to find the stability of the staffing, then, increase the number of formal instructors next.

The discussions of special needs students had sparked up debate in the council meeting, the councilpersons suggested that the Department of Education allow the formally certified instructors who are currently surrogate instructors to become formally certified, so the special needs students get equal opportunity in education, the mayor, Hou responded, that the special needs instructors are too vital to the system, before school age is the most important period, that he will make sure that the Department of Education make up for the special needs instructors in numbers year by year.

The statistics of the Department of Education showed that from the 8,925 students with special needs in 2017, in four years, the number increased to 11,880 students, every five school years, there’s the increase by 500 special needs students per year.  The number of the  formal special needs instructors in the elementary years is 586, 333 surrogate instructors, and of the 333, eight didn’t get certified to teach the special needs, seventy-seven of the special needs instructors didn’t qualify as school instructors.

The councilwoman, Lee stated in 2018, the Examination Department noted how the Hsinbei City’s special needs formal educators is the lowest of the six major cities across the country, that the city has the highest rate of hiring the surrogate instructors, last year, the rate dropped to 29.6-percent, but the rate of special needs surrogate instructors is still as high as 36.2-percent, the preschool special needs surrogate instructors is at 24.7-percent, and there are only two special needs instructors who had passed certification to teach special needs students.

Lee believed that the number of special needs students are increasing by the years, and the students take a long time to establish that trust with the instructors.  Currently, there are 321 special needs surrogate instructors who are formally qualified to instructor, if they all become formally qualified instructors, then, the special needs students would have higher quality education provided to them, and, from 2017 to date there’s only a fourteen-percent increase of budget in this area, and the city department need to put this as a priority.

The Department of Education stated, that in the last four years, they’d added in 108 classes, with a total of 232 special needs instructors on staff, to have the increasing number of special needs students to get the required care they are in need of, first, they are zooming in to stabilize the personnel resources, then, increasing the formal instructors would come next, based off of the statistics from the end of 2022 the formal instructors had been raised up to 70.4-percent.

The Department of Education stated, to increase the number of the rates of formal instructors, in the future, there will be expanded certification of special needs instructors, and setting up of the specific classes of the special needs students, to swiftly increase the ratio of formal instructors.

And so, because there’s this dire need, for the special needs instructors and yet, there’s, not enough of those who’d been, certified, formally, there’s, this shortage of instructors, and, the city is doing all that it can, to make it work, and, these surrogate instructors should just get their formal teaching certificates if they qualify, to make up for the shortage of staff of instructions.

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Getting the Enrollment Rates Up in a Private School

On the hardships of keeping the schools operating, due to the lowered birthrates, which led to the lower enrollment rates, which gives these private schools, a really hard time, to keep the schools operating, and in some instances, the school officials will, cut corners, and, in the end, they lose their, credibility, and, still get, “taken out”, because the students would know!  So, the offices of enrollment, is a business based off of, conscience here, translated…

To the private schools, students are the sources of the schools’, incomes, the school used the tuitions they paid, to pay for everything in the operations of the schools, including the wages of the instructors, the repairs of the hardware amenities, buying the needed equipment, and so, every year, enrolling to maximum capacity is for the sake of survival of these, schools.

As soon as the enrollment got started, the school employees must all be onboard the programs, nobody can be outside of this, if someone is believed to not do everything s/he can to get the students enrolled, then, her/his name will surely get noted in the evaluation conferences, and the yearly evaluations of the teaching process would be, way below average.  And every one of us worked really hard, soon as we’re assigned to do the presentations, we all, dropped everything else, getting the enrollment rate up, that’s, the, most important thing for all of our, survivals.

the “recruiting” poster…found online

Recently I was watching a soap, about how a poverty stricken district tried getting itself out from under, in the leadership of the man responsible for the workings of the county, the locality started, recruiting the businesses to set up locally.  In the process, the head of county boasted about the developmental values of the place, giving out an assortment of incentives, to the point of destroying the natural habitats, just to get the enterprises to keep on investing, to get the capitals in, and increase the employment rates.  And yet, due to the bad locations of the place, and lacking the right means, those intelligent investors soon realized, that the officials of the city were, lying to them, and they’d, immediately, made the right choice regarding putting down the investments, which showed, how honesty is the key, to resolve the issues the city was facing.

This was exactly like how I got on the enrollment board, and it’d made me sighed, that getting the enrollments of students into the school, is like, a business that’s, on the contract to compete!  The only difference being that the businesses were fighting for the chances to do business, and we’re, fighting for the student numbers.

The recruiting of the varied middle schools is left up to the counseling office to complete, the first ones to visit were the department heads and the managers of the, offices, the school prepared the investing enterprises’ shirts as giveaways, and, the heads of departments, when handing these items out, they’re all in, smiles, and lowered themselves, but I’d bumped into a manager office that told me, that asked for three dress shirts, that it was for her husband so he could have a different dress shirt every day to work, and, we’d, needed her to be onboard our program, and didn’t DARE turn her down.  But, as she’d received the dress shirts, watched our presentations, and, there were only, a handful of numbered students, not even a tenth of what the school should’ve been allotted, and we can only, blame ourselves, for not upping our enrollment incentives, and, we’d sat up straight, to hear the criticisms of the higher-ups.  Every time the discussions of enrollment surfaced, I’d wanted to skip going to work B-A-D, I’d rather teach ten extra classes at school, and NOT go see the head of counseling at the middle school we’re trying to get some students from.

In recent years, the impact of reduced birthrates, there were the news of the private schools stopping enrollment, and some of which were the highly reputable schools, but, the reality is that there’s no more funding, and we can’t, make something out of, nothing.

I’m glad, that I’d retired already, otherwise, based off of my school, there’s actually, NO other advantage than it being in the city, at a, good, location.

As I’d gone to the briefings of the middle schools, I’m used to describe what each major study was about to the middle school students, to help them make a sound choice, no lying, nor did what some of my coworkers did, “get them into the schools, then, see what happens!”  after all, we may lie for now, but we won’t be able to lie forever.  And once those students who were lied to started coming to class, they see through our tricks and lies, would that not send our credibility, straight, to HELL, and, they would not want to hear what you have to say in classes ever, again.

Education is a work of conscience, I’d kept working hard at it.  With the academia in mind, and focusing in on my moral responsibilities as an educator, teaching the students we get from the trials of getting them enrolled, so they won’t regret, enrolling in our, school, like how that business owner had, invested everything in the city, we won’t get grilled by our conscience, when time to get the registrations, the enrollments in.

And so, this is how hard it is, for the private schools to, survive, with the compounded impact of lower birthrates, and, these schools are, barely surviving, and, some of the schools, in order to make it another year, used the means of lying, cheating, to get the enrollment rates to just make, and then, soon after the students started school, they will start to find out, that hey, this wasn’t what’s been, “advertised”, and, the schools would’ve, lost its, credibility, and once that’s lost, nobody will believe these schools that “cried wolf!”


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Don’t Let Discrimination Spread Across the School Campuses

The name-calling, and, I’m sure, it’d, started out, very innocently, by these, middle school, students, but, this showed of the intolerance the people have for different cultures, how ignorant, the schools can be, in allowing these sorts of discriminatory remarks to get posted!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

Awhile ago, a carnival stand at the First High School in Taichung had the name of “Sodium Cyclopentadienide” homophonous with “you DEAD Native”, it’d caused the online community to get heated up.  In actuality, this wasn’t an isolated incident; last year, at a middle school in Taichung, there’d been an incident of someone calling a native, “You DEAD Native”, that’s caused a fight to break up, that ended in the victim of the bullied leaping off the building to commit suicide.  The school and the department of the school responsible in overseeing these issues in discrimination, if they don’t take these things seriously enough, and start changing the systems, once the modeling effect sets in, there would be more and more cases of bullying in schools.

There are two facets worth noting in this current “incident”: the meaning of these events, what the schools and departments of the schools responsible should do about it.  On the meaning of the events, the racism in school went from the individual, to the collective.  The propaganda with the discrimination isn’t from just one individual, but through the discussion of the class, which they’d, come up with; not only did the theme carry that overtone of discrimination, the items served on the stand, are also, insulting to the, natives.  A group of sixteen, seventeen year-old boys, spent a whole lot of time in class, discussing about how they’re to, verbally assault a certain group, this collective discrimination is alerting to the realms of, education for sure.

at a school carnival like this, where discrimination against the natives was, happening! Photo from online

Although the school demanded the students take down the posters as soon as it was sighted, and gave the class opportune education, to prevent the discrimination from spreading, but the severity which the school viewed the events, needed more attention on.  What sort of a schooling environment, can cause the students to make fun of another race, subculture so heartlessly, to STEP on the dignity of the group, to view it as, something, funny.  I strongly recommend, that the school go back, and reexamine the lacking of education in cultural awareness, race, equality, to make up for the damages of the events, and to have the measures, to PREVENT these sorts of things from recurring again.

Besides, the school should not forget, that there are, many, native students attending the school, as a parent of native origins, we feel it, that our young is, learning in an, unfriendly environment.  I suggest, that the school should pay more attention to the minds, the psychological wellbeing of the natives students who are attending the school, to not put this group of students under more pressures, or cause them to become the detonator of conflicts on the campuses.

And, although the education forum had started pushing forth the education of native cultures in the policies, through the curriculum, teaching the students to understand the native cultures more, but, comparing to the gender equality education, with its separate set of curriculum, there is, the room for more improvement on this.

And so, this, is how something that’s, so “innocent” (no it’s not!), can get blown, out of, control, and, these students did NOT get their discriminatory beliefs, from thin air, they must be, absorbing these values, from watching the adults in their lives, interact with their, environments, because, children still watch and, learn, and, the school, as well as the classroom are both at FAULT, for NOT “reviewing” things, more, carefully!


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The Foundations of Early Childhood Education will Influence the Children the Rest of Their Lives

The importance of EARLY childhood EDUCATION, even more so than higher-education, the beliefs of a neurology professor, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

On the meal gathering of the school, a colleague of mine told the tale of how she got her hair pulled by the child sitting behind her, and the parents only focused on their cell phone, and not put a stop to the child’s bad behaviors, she decided, to spend more money to get more peace and quite from here on out, in the business class trains; another coworker of mine told, that it wasn’t worth it, because the business class isn’t that much, better either.

A few days ago, there was the story of how the three generations of grandparents, parents and grandchildren going to a museum in China, they were tired from looking around, so they found a bench to sit on the second floor of the exhibition hall; the nine-year-old girl was hopping up and down on the bench, because she’d leapt too high, she’d gotten over the railing behind her, fell twenty-meters down toward the lobby, the mother reached out to grab the child, lost her foothold, fell down, and died too.  And as I’d told this story, everybody was, shocked, started claiming, that why aren’t these adults putting an end to the misbehaviors?  Members of this lunch gathering stated, can we actually, tell the kids no these days, and they would, follow the rules?  And we’d, discussed the matter of that Japanese teen who’d, picked up the sushi from the rotating belt, licked it, then, put it back, or how the middle school student in Kaohsiung poured a whole bottle of pepper into the soup at a cafeteria……….everybody fell silent, and started shaking their heads.

The education of the child starts, when s/he is born, not when s/he enters into elementary school, especially the matter of emotional management, and habitual responses.  Reason why the government gives the parents two-year-nursery break, it’s because from the moment of conception, to two years of age, these one thousand days, it’s the golden period of brain development of the young child, it’s also, the best time that parents will exert an influence on the child’s behaviors; and this is the time when children are, modeling after their own, parents the most, the adults didn’t need to teach the young, what the child sees, s/he will, follow in action.  So, the children are the mirrors of the parents, and, the modeling neuron started working, since the infant is, born.

The emotional control center works exactly the same: the experimenters dripped the drops of sugary water onto the infant’s tongue, causing the left side of the prefrontal cortex to get activated, this is the area in charge of the positive emotions; dripping the lemon waters, the right frontal cortex gets activated, this is the processing part of negative emotions in the brains, just like how the adult brains, worked.  Although the infant brain is not yet matured, but, the continual usage of the prefrontal cortex, can speed up its maturation processes; as the parents used encouragements for the children to manage their own emotions, this would stimulate the cells in the brain that are used to suppress the negative emotions, causing these cells to become even more sensitive, making the child even more, easily, angered.  Like how if the T.V. is turned on for a long time, you would NOT need to wait for the machine to warm up, there would be the images right away.

By the same, those children with the less activated emotional neural network systems, when they get older, they will NOT be able to control their emotions, because these neural networks did NOT receive the proper care, the needed nutrients when they’re, maturing, and got taken over by some other, functions.

Because as we were younger, we learn by modeling, when you hit your child, it’s you, teaching your own young, that it’s okay for her/him to hit someone else, so, do NOT hit your child; for children under age three, when s/he misbehaved, just perform the right behaviors you want her/him to do.  After three, the parents can start reasoning with the young, letting them know, the consequences of what would happen if s/he does something; every child wanted to please her/his parents, so, the children will, do everything they can, to please you, and, as a behavior is performed repeatedly, it’d become, natural.  So, the parents should ask why more often, and say “no” less.  If a child does NOT learn to manage her/his own emotions well enough when they were growing up, then, the parents will have hell as the child become, an adolescent.

Actually, the turbulent teens can be, avoided, so long as the means of parent-child communication flows fluidly, and how the fluidity works, is solely reliant on how you educate your young in their, early childhood years.  The amount of work you put in in socializing, educating your own children, is only going to add on, and it beats a whole lot when you had to go to the police station, to bail her/him out of trouble, or when you have to visit her/him in prison in the futures.

The key to education are emotions, and attitude, which is the key of what the younger generations are, doing.  The researches showed, that the early childhood experiences will be deep into the DNA, affecting the child for the rest of her/his life; and, making sure that the children are well-educated in the early childhood years, is way more important than higher education, and yet, there’s, little funding put into this, compared to the money the government allotted to higher ed.

As the birthrates are declining at an all-time high, why doesn’t the government put more funding in improving the standards in early childhood education?  Only when the parents aren’t worried about their own offspring, will they, dare, to have them!

And so, this still stated what we should (b/c “we” should!), already know, that the importance of early childhood education.  But, the government doesn’t seem to give a shit about this sector, because all of its attention is taxed by higher ed reform, allotting the funding of education to the higher ed, with absolutely, NO clue that the early childhood years, are the defining time of an individual’s, life.  How we turn out in our futures, is solely reliant on how we were, raised.  But the government is BLIND to this F-A-C-T for some unknown reasons!

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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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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 Younger Generations in China are Less Depressed, with Their Parents’ Levels of Anxiety Hiking Up

The children’s homework assignments, reduced, and there are a lot of parent-children work together, children are happy, but, the adults, totally, STRESSED out!  On the reforms of education policies in China, shifting education back to the families, from the Front Page Sections, translated…

The Chinese government had implemented the Dual-Reduction Policies (reducing the homework assignments from school, and the cram school sessions) for a year, based off of the surveys by the scholastic communities of China, since the implementing of the policies, the symptoms of depression for teenagers reduced by 78.6-percent, but the anxiety levels of the parents, hiked up about 12.8-percent, showing this, difference in the levels.

Based off of the Economics Daily of China, last July, the surveys were administered.  Based off of the results, it’d shown, that since a year ago the policies had been implemented, it’d effected the education reforms of China greatly, the cram schools outside of the regular schools’ expansion messily got controlled, and it’d relieved the overly burdensome academic schoolwork for the students in school, and more and more parents are paying more focus to their children’s education too.

Not long ago, three scholars from the People’s University of China evaluated the effects of the “Dual-Reduction” policy by analyzing the search engine search terms, the items bought on the shops online.

The study showe4d, in the year of the “Dual-Reduction” policy, the signs of depression in adolescents reduced by 78.6-percent.  The primary reason for this is that a lot of parents are turning to trying to balancing the family and work, and there’s this rise in the services of the families as the “Dual-Reduction” policy had been, implemented.

What made the parents even more anxious is that from before, as the children didn’t perform well enough, they can send them to the cram school out of school, a lot of parents believed, that if they put in the money, they will see the results in the grades of their young.  But, with the dual-reduction policies being implemented, the outside of school cram school selections reduced greatly, and for the parents who are in need of the “makeup classes” for their young, they only have the more expensive options of one-on-one tutoring, this became an enormous pressure to the families’ economics.

Based off of the reports, the root of the parents’ anxieties, one was worrying that their children may not get the highest quality of resources in education; second, the worries of the children being “categorized based off of their academic abilities”, that they can only choose to go to a nonacademic track, which won’t guarantee their children’s socioeconomic statuses in the future.

The report told, that this needs the deeper reforms of the education systems to continue on, to use the resources allocations of the education systems, to ensure that there’s higher quality of education means available to each and every child; using the good career education, steadying the developments of career path, to widen up the tracks, so more children can grow in the directions of their own choosing, to shine in their own fields of interest.  The “Dual-Reduction” isn’t solely a matter of the system of education.

And so, there’s this need for shifts back to the families, because the country realized how important education in the families are, and, that’s why, the government in China is pushing forth this policy, but the effects of how well this policy works or if it doesn’t work won’t be visible overnight, as it takes time, to see the effectiveness of such a policy set up by the government.  And this is not going to be an easy adjustment for the parents to make, because they’d focused solely on making the money, to put into their own children’s education, and now, the government mandated that all the programs these parents can send their young into from before, are no longer available.

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To Eliminate Plagiarism, the Appointed Professors Shall Be Responsible

On how the students learned to, cut the corners, to plagiarize, based off of these higher up government officials, examples, and that’s, just NO good, in research, and to think, that these younger generations who are, using these, bad means to get to their end game, will be, running this, god damn, COUNTRY, we are all, SCREWED here!!!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

It’d been found, that the two dissertations of the mayor of Hsinchu, Lin were both, plagiarized, and this was, no surprise, there were, more hidden underneath the, iceberg.  Those who’d felt that their degrees aren’t shiny enough, and, they’d all gone to the graduate programs, and the professors, served those students with the connections, rushed to graduate them one by one.  As the incidents were found out, the professors who oversaw the researches hurried in explaining, and we’d known, that this, was what he was.  The pathologies of the academia is noted, and the degrees of master’s, and doctorates are, devalued.

Twenty plus years ago, I saw once that my thesis, down to the diagrams, was used in a poli-sci department thesis of a university, and the writer didn’t even bother to paraphrase my work, just, used my work as his, only switched the jargons around.  A master degree was canceled by the Department of Education some ten years back in a university, the plagiarism was from two years prior, the graduate of the same professors.  And, the Department of Education started issuing the retractions of the degrees by the years since.

Many yeas ago, several heads of departments, the higher up officials, got found to have plagiarized the works, the authors with the name on the title page, weren’t even involved in the writing of the papers, they got kicked off their posts soon enough as they were found.  Two years ago, a higher up government official, presented their English dissertations with a few professors, and the government officials’ names were first on the t8itle page, the first person’s name on the title page should be the one who’d, contributed the most to the papers.  He probably made some calls told the subordinate units to provide him with the data, or gotten the school some extra funding.  And these individuals’ names usually comes in the “contributors’ columns”, listing them as the first of the authors, it’s, quite weird.  And, a cowriter of the paper came to speak on the politician’s behalf too, said that he should be the first listed name, sucking up, to the point of, degrading the moralities of the research here.  Based off of this professor’s claims, the head of Department of Education, the heads of technologies, even the president should have their names listed first, because they allotted the funding, made the most contributions to the coming about of these, papers.

The president of American universities are only responsible for fundraising, they do NOT review the dissertations or the theses, when they got to their posts, they’d already, written countless theses, dissertations, why would they need to write more to prove themselves?  It’s sick, that the heads of the government departments are, reading the theses and dissertations.  It takes a ton of time to write a good thesis and dissertation, there are tons of paperwork that the presidents of universities needed to handle, they do NOT have the time to do the researches.  And, if you see a lot of the theses and dissertations, then you would know, that the authors aren’t, really, the authors, because these individuals can get the funding needed for the programs, and, everybody else loved being listed alongside the president as the cowriters of the papers.  This is the unwritten rules of the papers written by the higher up, and nobody evaluated this means, causing those who work under the higher up positions, to model after.

I saw how the schools would handle plagiarisms, they would cancel the degree, but, no punishments for the professors who are directing the students in their researches.  If after a dissertation is completed, and there are the plagiarisms found inside, then, the professor who was overseeing the research processes, hadn’t even, read it, or that he is too fooled, can’t even tell that the student had, copied off of someone else’s works.  And, some of the professors are in PR too, having taken in too many students, with NO time to watch over them one by one.  As the students were caught plagiarizing, the professors should also be punished too, that way, the professors would then, be more careful in the guidance, spending more time on the students, and the students would work harder, which will then, greatly reduce the plagiarisms of others’ works.

This is the graduation seasons, I’d been busy, reviewing over six student’s master theses, I’d reviewed each one five, six times, that way, would my students have the opportunities, the chances to, plagiarize someone else’s works?  “Professor Chang is way too tough, don’t find him as an instructor to help you write your graduate papers.”, as my students had, discussed amongst, themselves…………………

And so, this professor who wrote this article, IS exactly what the students needed to get their graduation theses or dissertations reviewed by, because of how tough he is, in checking all the resources, you can be sure, that the work that finally got published, is, next to, flawless, but hey, the politicians running this country (to SIX feet under) are cutting the corners, which is what gave rises to all those professors who also, learned to, cut the corners, and, it’s really bad, if you cut the corners in your researches, and get the degrees awarded to you, then, you’d basically NOT earned it, and what would be, the WORTH of that degree again?  Absolutely NOTHING, that’s, W-H-A-T!

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