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|Title:||Tug-of-war between character and competitiveness: the decision of taiwanese businesspeople in china over their children's study plan|
|Authors:||Lai, Huei Yi|
|Contributors:||Chen, Lu Huei|
Lai, Huei Yi
|Issue Date:||2013-09-03 16:20:23 (UTC+8)|
|Abstract:||Character and competitiveness are common concerns of parents everywhere when making arrangement for their children’s educational and living environment. But if these parents cannot pick up both, what would they do? Which values concern them most? That is exactly the case of today’s Taiwanese businesspeople in China (Taishang): with China’s emerging role and challenging curriculums on one hand but Taiwan’s much better moral and personality education on the other hand. What would these parents choose for their children? Would they let their kids continue their education in Taiwan or move to China and stay with them? Such decision may provide rich clues for us to explore the deep concern behind all educational choices. Based on my field research conducted in 2009 and 2010, I find that the primary concern of these Taiwanese parents is still their children character. Most of them tend to leave their kids in Taiwan, protecting them with an education system they could really trust. Otherwise, they have to bring their children with them and they would normally send the kids to some Taiwanese or international schools, which can safeguard their children from character and personality degradation.|
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