Taiwan Gender Equity Education
Association, TGEEA, is founded on November 16, 2002. Our members
(1) teachers from elementary schools to high schools who are interested
in and devoted to gender equity education;
(2) college and university professors who do researches on gender
studies or teach women/gender courses;
(3) other adults and college students who support gender equity
Experiences of TGEEA
In the summer, 2003, we organized a visit trip to Sweden for two
weeks. We visited many institutions in Gothenburg and Stockholm,
including the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, the Women's
History Collections, Kvinnofolkhogskolan (Women¡¦s folk high school
in Goteborg), Men's Crisis Center, RFSU (Swedish Sexuality Education
Association), Youth Clinic, Equal Opportunities Ombudsman, RFSL(an
NGO promoting Gay and Lesbian rights in Sweden), Women¡¦s Forum
(a Women¡¦s NGO doing international projects and networking), etc.
In 2004, four members of our association attended the 28th Triennial
Conference of IFUW (International Federation of University Women)
in Perth, Australia. Our chairperson, Su, Chien-ling, presented
a paper on the ideas and contents of Gender Equity Education Law
in Taiwan. Another board member, Lin, Yu-Chen, also presented
a paper on gay and lesbian education in a high school classroom
in Taiwan. During the conference, we also shared experiences with
other participants from different countries and learned a lot
from all the discussion and workshops.
In this coming summer, 2005, we are planning to have a visit to
Canada. We plan to visit institutions in Vancouver and Toronto
to learn Canadian experiences in women¡¦s/gender studies, gender
education, multi-culture education, etc.
and Development of Gender Equity Education in Taiwan
In Taiwan, the promotion of gender equity education starts in
late 1980¡¦s mainly by women¡¦s groups and feminist scholars. In
1997, almost 10 years later, the Ministry of Education of Taiwan
founds the Committee of Gender Equity Education. Gender equity
education has been taken as an educational policy of the government
and widely implemented since then. The five directions covered
are (1) teaching materials and pedagogy; (2) teacher¡¦s training;
(3) researches; (4) campus safety; (5) social and parental education.
In June 2004, Gender Equity Education Law was passed.