As was the case in traditional China, teachers in modern Taiwan enjoy (even if only residually) a favored position as an elite class. In Taiwan, the term (teacher) denotes a scholar who is entrusted with and responsible for the moral and instructional training of young people. One important symbolic indication of the respect that teachers continue to command in Taiwanese society is the fact that Teachers' Day (an official holiday every September 28) also commemorates the birthday of Confucius. Particularly during the last half-century, educators and theorists in Taiwan have wrestled with the conflicting desires of wanting to help usher in modernized techniques in pedagogy while simultaneously seeking to find ways of connecting new generations of students with the Confucian ethical past.
Constitution The Articles of Confederation and the Constitution, although vastly different in their philosophies of governing the nation, both played a big role in setting the stage for America’s economy in the upcoming nineteenth century.
In November 1777, the articles of confederation was formed.
A 2008 paper published by Global Financial Integrity estimated capital flight or illicit financial flows out of developing countries to be at a rate of "some US$850 billion to $1 trillion a year." Market participants in need of cash find it hard to locate potential trading partners to sell their assets.
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During the decades following the KMT takeover of Taiwan in 1949 and more particularly after 1962, the economy witnessed an exponential growth at an annual rate averaging nearly 10 percent between 1962 and 1985. The island was transformed from a reliance on agricultural exports in the 1960s and 1970s to high technology and chemical products in the 1980s and 1990s. By 2000, technology-intensive products comprised more than 50 percent of all exports. With the lifting of the Emergency Decree in 1987 and the subsequent contacts between the people of Taiwan and mainland China, the Taiwanese business community began investing on the mainland. By 1998, such investments exceeded US$13 billion. Exports to China increased phenomenally in the 1990s, reducing Taiwan's dependence on the U.S. market but increasing concerns over its dependence on the mainland market. The Taiwanese government acknowledges that much of its economic progress is due to the rapid expansion of and improvements in education. Illiteracy on the island dropped from 34.6 percent for those six years and older in 1951, to 15.3 in 1969, to less than 6 percent in 2000, with much of that gain coming in the elderly population. The number of high school students increased from about 34,000 in the early 1950s to more than 400,000 in the 1990s. In the four decades since 1950, the number of university students increased ninety-fold. By 1997, there were 48,619 students in the nation's 766 graduate programs with 10,013 students pursuing doctoral programs. Thousands of additional graduate students were enrolled in universities in the United States, , , and Western Europe. The exponential increase in education had a direct effect on the number of publications on the islandnewspapers, magazines, and books all increasedand since the mid-1990s, it has also led to a large number of Internet users.
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There has been a phenomenal growth of nonpolitical magazines in Taiwan. On the other hand, the political magazines have suffered because of the Internet and cable television. The and the have managed to hold their subscriptions at a profitable level. The weeklies and biweeklies have declined, giving way to monthlies, bimonthlies, and quarterlies. Many of the new magazines such as and are aimed at the younger audience between the ages of 15 and 24. The which translates the original English stories into Chinese and supplements the offerings withoriginal Chinese-language articles of general interest. The new magazines that have experienced success are in the areas of finance and management, computer science and technology, women's issues, and health. Thus, started in February 1996, has registered a spectacular growth. Others in the field are: published by the Acer Group; and which is a Chinese-language affiliate of the U.S. magazine that carries a free CD-ROM in every to introduce new computer games to its younger readership. and all in Chinese, as well as the Chinese editions of and dominate the health and fitness magazines. An older yet still very popular magazine is the Chinese-language (started in 1981), which has an attractive layout and graphics, well-written financial stories, and more recently, excellent articles on macroeconomic trends and modern management concepts. It has a wide readership among Chinese communities in and throughout the entire Chinese world through the Internet. Another magazine, is regarded a "must read" both by politicians and business leaders because of its perceptive articlesdespite the fact that it looks more like a thick paperback than a magazine.