Ministry of Education Objectives for 2023 (January–December)
- Continue to increase the number of public preschools, provide more opportunities to access affordable education, reduce the costs of young children’s education, and provide childcare allowances; steadily promote the 12-year Basic Education Curriculum Guidelines, refine teacher training and enhance teachers’ expertise; and provide adaptive, diverse educational resources in order to allow every child to achieve.
- Provide advanced digital learning environments, achieve the goal that “each classroom has internet access and every student has a tablet”; implement the “central kitchens set the example for small kitchens” policy, and enhance the quality of campus meals and food safety management; improve the accommodation environments of colleges and universities, and reduce the burden of off-campus housing costs for socially and economically disadvantaged students; and continue to promote the construction of new and additional primary and secondary school buildings in areas where the population is growing, so that students are able to attend a school close to their home.
- Continue to promote the Higher Education SPROUT Project, enhance the education, training, and retention of skilled professionals, and attract more such people to enhance Taiwan’s international competitiveness; continue to set up research institutes in key national fields, introduce industry-university joint innovation models, and train high-level science and technology professionals for the nation; establish regional industry skilled personnel and technology training bases, strengthen regional industry-university links, and augment the high-quality workforce for industry.
- Promote Taiwan’s national language and bilingual policies; accelerate the integration of bilingual education, implementation of digital learning, expansion of English language proficiency testing, and improvement of civil servants’ English proficiency; increase international interaction, and promote Taiwan’s skilled professionals and industries internationally; build Taiwan’s reputation for high-quality Chinese-as-a-foreign-language education; improve education for indigenous people and children of new residents, promote the teaching of native languages (Hakka, Min Dong, Minnan, indigenous languages, and Taiwan Sign Language); boost the development of multicultural education; enhance family education and senior citizens’ education, and create a high-quality, lifelong learning environment
- Expand the scope of young people’s participation in public and community affairs, and enhance creativity and dynamism in policy making and implementation; improve national sports training venues, and strengthen training systems for athletes at all different levels; divert various resources to boost development of the sports industry sector; and develop safe user-friendly sports environments which will further encourage all citizens to exercise regularly.