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Ministry of Education Objectives for 2020 (January–December)

  1. Extend provision of affordable educare services, continue to increase the availability of public preschools, and strengthen quasi-public mechanisms; provide childcare payments for parents of children between two and four years old to reduce the burden of child-raising; promote the uniform provision of high-quality education by senior secondary schools in Taiwan’s different regions; encourage students to attend a school close to their home, and progressively implement the 12-Year Basic Education program which incorporates the development of adaptive learning, and completely non-exam-based admission to secondary schools.
  2. Optimize the practical training environments provided by technical and vocational education institutions, train and educate the highly-skilled professionals and technicians required for overall development of the business and industry sector; promote the diverse and flexible development of higher education, and devote more resources to training and educating, and to attracting and retaining people with international-level skills and expertise, to thereby mitigate any brain drain; boost bringing industry, education, and research together to narrow the gap between students’academic knowledge and their practical skills, and enhance and diversify universities’ R&D capacity; and promote universities's meeting their social responsibilities in practical ways, and strengthening their links with their local communities.
  3. Take steps to prevent bullying on campuses and prevent drugs from entering campuses, and institute campus food safety management; allocate educational resources properly in order to protect the educational rights of students in rural areas, students whose families are socio-economically disadvantaged, students with disabilities, and other vulnerable students; respect ethnic diversity, and encourage different ethnic groups to maintain their own languages and cultures; promote and develop indigenous education which has indigenous people as its principle focus; and boost the provision of education for the children of new residents.
  4. Set up support systems to assist teachers undertake professional development, and train outstanding qualified teachers who make student-learning their key focus; promote art and aesthetic education, and enhance students' appreciation of art and aesthetic literacy; create a lifelong learning society, improve access to education for the elderly and promote the stable development of community colleges; strengthen the educational function of families, and improve the quality of services provided by social education institutions.
  5. Create friendly and safe sports environments, and encourage people to develop regular exercise routines; help sports-related organizations to operate soundly and effectively, and support private sector development of Taiwan’s sports and leisure industry; improve Taiwan’s competitiveness in international sporting events by actively participating in different aspects of international sports, and focusing on the comprehensive training of top athletes.
  6. Thoroughly implement the New Southbound Policy in the area of education, expand international-cooperation platforms, and promote Taiwan’s further engagement with the world; promote a blueprint for the development of bilingual nation policies to train and educate outstanding bilingual people to take Taiwan to the world, and enhance our national competitiveness; empower young people by expanding the scope of their participation in public and community affairs; and encourage young people to engage in international interactions, and travel widely and learn, to broaden their international horizons.