The history of education in Taiwan

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The ongoing struggle to save IUP/ICLP
From Ruth Mostern, UC Berkeley, 29 November 1997. Documents related to the the situation at Normal University's Mandarin Training Center and the Stanford Center/ICLP. They have trained a lot of foreign students and have proved to be quite successful. The funding cuts are parochial, and will result in foriegn students going to Beijing instead.
Early English start for Taipei kids
AP, The Straits Times, 7 November 2000. Bilingual kindergartens have mushroomed in Taiwan in the past few years as a result of a push to get children to begin studying English earlier than ever before. English will become a required course next year at Taiwan's 2,500 elementary schools.
It may be tuition schools that did it
By Goh Sui Noi, The Straits Times, 8 December 2000. The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement that rated Taiwanese students top in science and third in mathematics. However, this could be the effect of coaching classes and cram schools (brief)