Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

A Comparative Study: Expectations of Higher Education for Taiwanese Indigenous Students
Feng-Ying Chou

This study uses stratified /cluster random sampling to explore how indigenous students across Taiwan experience different expectations with regard to receiving higher education. A survey was distributed among 1300 aboriginal senior high students in Hualien and Taitung. A total of 1,216 effective questionnaires were obtained. One-way ANOVA and a test for homogeneity of proportions were used to analyze the sample data. Research results indicate that there exists a significant difference in the expectations of higher education for indigenous students in Taiwan: the Amis and Truku (previously known as Taroko) peoples have a significantly lower expectation of students pursuing high education than do the Paiwan and Bunun tribes. It is recommended that the Amis and Truku students be placed in a remedial program to reduce the marginalization of these students in higher education.

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