Author: Inetta Nowosad
Institution: Uniwersytet Zielonogórski
Year of publication: 2020
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Pages: 7-28
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PDF: so/17/so1701.pdf

Taiwan between the East and the West. Toward Democratisation in Education

The article sheds light on the modifications that have radically been changing the face of education since 1949 and depict Taiwan’s multi-level „balancing” between the East and the West, i.e. Taiwan’s policy toward China, orientation on economic growth, as well as progressing democratization processes that are reflected in educational policies. The article scrutinizes the processes that have been stimulating educational policies and have been of key importance to Taiwan’s development and success (not only economic, but also educational). Also, two key processes of democratization and Taiwanization, which have constituted the country’s goal, are isolated and analyzed, as well as the manner of educational changes and their intensity in three periods: authoritarian, transitional and contemporary.

Тайвань между Востоком и Западом. На пути к демократизации образования

В статье внимание обращено на изменения, которые с 1949 г. коренным образом изменяют облик образования и демонстрируют «балансирование» Тайваня между Востоком и Западом. Это «балансирование» распространяется на многие уровни: политику Тайваня и отношения к Китаю, ориентацию на экономический рост и прогрессивные процессы демократизации, которые находят отражение в образовательной политике. В статье представлены процессы, которые стимулировали эту политику и имели ключевое значение для развития и успеха Тайваня (не только экономического, но и образовательного). В нем также подчеркиваются два ключевых процесса демократизации и тайванизации, которые были (и остаются) целью, а также то, как происходят изменения. В статье представлена их интенсивность в трех периодах: авторитарном, переходном и во время современных образовательных изменений.


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