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Education reform in Taiwan: local and global perspectives

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Professor Cheng-Sheng Tu, minister of education in Taiwan, will give a public lecture on education reform in Taiwan to an audience at LSE on Wednesday 10 January.

Minister Tu will outline his proposed educational reforms for Taiwan and promote an interaction between local and global perspectives in education through cultivating a variety of scholarship interchange projects.

Cheng-Sheng Tu is the minister of education in Taiwan and a professor of history at the Academia Sinica, Taipei. He is a former director of the National Palace Museum in Taipei.

Professor Stephan Feuchtwang, LSE, will chair this event, which is organised by the Taiwan Culture Research Programme| at LSE's Asia Research Centre|. The Taiwan Culture Research Programme is the first programme of its kind to be offered in the English-speaking world. It aims to become a world-class locus for research on issues or themes relating to Taiwan in comparative perspective, and encourages an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of Taiwan and a comparative approach to the study of Taiwan in its Asian and global contexts. This event, marks the launch of the programme's website and e-journal Taiwan in Comparative Perspective

Education Reform in Taiwan is on Wednesday 10 January 2007 at 6-7.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

Press cuttings

Radio Taiwan International
Education minister to attend international seminar in UK (4 Jan 06)
Taiwan's education minister will attend the World Seminar for Education Ministers in Britain. That's the word from an education ministry official Thursday. More than forty countries will join the seminar, which begins January 8. Education Minister Tu Cheng-sheng will also give a speech at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
http://english.rti.org.tw/Content/GetSingleNews.aspx?ContentID=28745|

3 January 2007

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