Modern Issues in Education
Education systems help forms a person’s identity and cultural background. In Taiwan, many criticize the education system for over emphasizing exam scores, academic subjects, and rote memorization. Students were forced to struggle between their academics performance and develop their interests outside of classroom. On the other hand, the United States’ “No Child Left Behind Act” had also resulted in disputes about socioeconomic and racial disparities, as well as the lack of governmental funding and improvement for the public school system. Whatever the case, a country's education system is key to its future well-being and global clout.
In this roundtable, we will compare and understand the differences between Taiwanese and American education systems, and analyze the advantages and disadvantages of each system. We will also identify specific and pressing issues commonly found in both countries. Finally, we will find innovative and realistic solutions to our selected problems.
Check out what our 2015 roundtable built during the conference.
Roundtable Leaders: Vicky Yi-Hsuan Yeh & Diallo Spears