2014 Professional Training of National Senior High School Principals on Student Affairs and Guidance

2014 Professional Training of National Senior High School Principals on Student Affairs and Guidance

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        In order to promote national senior high school principals’ knowledge and ability in terms theory and practice of student affairs so as to help schools with the adaptive counseling of secondary education in later stage, K-12 Education Administration, Ministry of Education (MOE) held “2014 Professional Training of National Senior High School Principals on Student Affairs and Guidance” in National Caotun Commercial and Industrial Vocational Senior High School on March 24th, 2014. It was estimated that over 470 principals from Taiwan public or private senior high schools and about 20 chief inspectors from education bureaus of municipalities and county (city) governments participated in this training. 

        Wu Ching-Shan, the Minister of K-12 Education Administration, MOE, was appointed as the moderator of the Training. He also gave a keynote speech entitled Adaptive Counseling and Talent Development -- Every Child Will Achieve Their Goals, expecting those principals who attended the meeting to construct school development vision with a forward insight at the beginning of the 12-year compulsory education, as well as to endeavor to improve teaching quality, lead schools to practically exert their function in promoting students’ adaptive development and cultivating students’ healthy personality, and implement the important vision of 12-year compulsory education -- Every Child Will Achieve Their Goals.

        The K-12 Education Administration, MOE indicated that, in order to strengthen the prevention of campus sexual incidents and sharpen the principal’s sensitivity in dealing with relevant incidents, the training holder invited Kao Feng-Hsien who is the committee member of Control Yuan to give a keynote speech entitled An Analysis of Handling Campus Sexual Assault and Harassment Incidents. She also exchanged her opinions and had a discussion with the attendees. Given the importance attached on students by all sectors of the community, the activity initiated the “Round-Table Forum” to have an in-depth dialogue in terms of student affairs on the level of theory and practice and also focused on school regulation and student rewards and disciplinary. Wu Ching-Shan, the Minister of K-12 Education Administration, MOE, was appointed as the moderator and there were six commentators. They respectively were Professor Lin Chia-Fan who is from National Taiwan Normal University, Chang Kuang-Ming who is the principal of Wagor High School, Lin Yi-Hui who is the principal of Taichung Municipal Taichung Home Economics and Commercial High School (TCHCVS), Wang Yen-Huang who is the principal of National Chung-hsing Senior High School and Huang Wei-Hsien who is the principal of National Caotun Commercial & Industrial Vocational Senior High School.

        In the arrangement of the training courses, Professor Wang Tzu-Hsi was also especially invited to give a lecture entitled Crisis Management of Campus Student Affairs and Counseling Incident and Media Public Relation Issue who is from Central Police University. He proposed various campus crisis management systems for the reference of the attendees in the hope of principals’ knowledge and ability of campus crisis management and enabling students to study and grow in a peaceful and health campus. The K-12 Education Administration, MOE expressed that, through this training, they expected to provide principals who attended this training with professional concepts of student affairs and guidance; via the absorption of new regulation information and the sharing of experience and practice, the principals could effectively create a healthy, democratic, respectful, harmony and friendly campus and actively promote students’ physical and mental development toward a positive direction when they came back to their work positions.