Taiwan: higher education - expansion and equality of educational opportunity


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Author: Tsai, Shu-Ling; Shavit, Yossi


Drawing on data derived from two social surveys conducted in 2000, this chapter looks at the possible effects of changes in the expansion of Taiwanese higher education on inequality between social strata, and between ethnic and gender groups in high school graduation and in access to tertiary education. The historical development of higher education and student transitions between levels of education in Taiwan are described. The authors then review the relevant theories of educational expansion on equality of educational opportunity. The chapter concludes with a description of the data,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Gender; Demographics; Governance; Equity; Tertiary education

Keywords: Ethnicity; Education and training reform; Equal opportunity; Access to education and training

Geographic subjects: Taiwan; Asia

Published: Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2007

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Pages: pp. 140-164

ISBN: 9780804754620 (pbk); 9780804771528 (hbk)

Resource type: Book chapter

Document number: TD/TNC 102.260

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