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Comparison of Extended Education and Research in this Field in Taiwan and in Switzerland

Marianne Schuepbach, Denise Huang

Abstract


Abstract

During the past two decades, there is a global growing interest in the field of extended education. Countries in both the East and the West alike have been investing in developing systems to support student learning after the traditional school hours. This paper examines the similarities and differences in this trend of development in Taiwan and Switzerland. Cultural influences, the beliefs and values of these countries, and the importance of contextualization in comparative education are discussed.

Keywords: Extended education, afterschool, Switzerland, Taiwan, comparison study


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