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Title: Negotiating for Change: Women’s Movements and Education Reform in Taiwan
Authors: Lee, Shu-Ching
Contributors: 教育系
Keywords: education reform;educational policy;the women’s movement;the state;Taiwan;gender equity
Date: 2011
Issue Date: 2015-09-22 18:06:46 (UTC+8)
Abstract: The dramatic changes during the past 20 years in Taiwan offer a good example of how gender policy in education is facilitated by a combination of interrelated economic, political and social forces. Taiwan’s policy on gender education emerged from the interaction of state, education, academic and non‐academic feminist positions in reforms. This paper demonstrates – first, the importance of the socio‐political contexts in which reform was proposed, and second, the actions of feminists in making best use of the opportunities thrown up by a confluence of social factors. The social, economic and political transformations of the 1980s saw the rise of a ‘new’ state both supposedly and in reality more responsive to the needs of non‐profit organisations. In testing out relationships of partnership with the state, feminist activists saw the deregulation of education as an opportunity to get women’s issues on the agenda. These reforms were catalysed by a series of social events bringing together supporters in a mood of celebration, protest or mourning specifically in response to particular events. The struggles, contentions, and negotiations that underlay the eventual approval of gender reform in education are illustrated.
Relation: Gender and Education, 23(1), 47-58
Data Type: article
DOI 連結: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540250903519428
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