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  Education In Taiwan

 Traditionally, not much attention has been paid to youngsters in Chinese educational thinking.

 Confucius and the other great masters offered many wise words about teaching, but they were not

 child educators. Schooling in Taiwan today can best be described as training, not educating. Speed

 and accuracy in math, for example, are prized over independent thinking and problem solving.

 Regular and constant testing is a source of intense pressure and emotional stress.As a country with

 a highly centralized educational system, Taiwan offers few opportunities for educational

 experimentation. The rigidity of the system manifests itself in all areas, including school

 organization, curriculum, teaching methodology, materials, and teacher training.

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