Date: Dec 19, 2015
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
Taipei is to become the nation’s first city to abolish a rule observed by
elementary schools since 1975 that asks students to work on school assignments during their summer and winter vacations.
The Taipei Department of Education yesterday announced that it had abolished a set of guidelines covering assignments that elementary schools give pupils before they go on summer and winter vacations.
Starting next year, pupils at elementary schools across the city are not to have assignments during summer and winter vaction, the department said.
Department Commissioner Tang Chih-min (湯志民) said the cancelation of the assignments would help to create a “student-oriented” learning environment, thereby helping pupils to cultivate independent thinking. [FULL STORY]