School-Based Curriculum for Vocational High School in Taiwan
The trend towards educational reform tends to empower schools with increased autonomy and participation in the management. Recent researches suggest that school-based management can improve instructional programs and produce higher levels of student learning. Many countries have followed the pattern and try to adopt this decentralized strategy. In Taiwan, school-based curriculum development has become current educational reform in primary and secondary schools. The purpose of this paper is to review the implementation of school-based curriculum at vocational high school in Taiwan. This article briefly describes the implementation process, including planning, designing, development, implementation and evaluation, discusses difficulties and factors affecting the implementation of school-based curricula development, and offers the findings and suggestions for other school' reference in assistance to organize the curricula development models and to develop school-based curriculum in the future.
Keywords: School-Based Curriculum, School-Based Management, Vocational High School
Prof. Hsi-Chi Hsiao
Professor, Graduate Institute of Business and Administration, Cheng Shiu University
Graduate student, Department of Industrial Education, National Changhua University of Education