From the ESWN blog:
[quote]According to Apple Daily and Ming Pao, a junior high school in Taipei city administered a commercially published history examination that contained some controversial items. This has caused some parents to complain to the media.
But the most controversial question is this contemporary one:
“During the difficult process of democratization in Taiwan, which president made no contribution whatsoever (誰對台灣民主化毫無貢獻?)?”
A. Chiang Kai-shek
B. Chiang Ching-kuo
C. Lee Teng-hui
D. Chen Shui-bian.
Out of 36 students in class, 30 (=83%) picked Chen Shui-bian as the answer. According to one student, “Apart from being elected as president, I cannot think of any other contribution of his.” Another student picked Lee Teng-hui because in his impression, Lee Teng-hui is just an old guy who often spoke in Minnan dialect and drew a high salary.
According to the scoring instructions, the correct answer is “Chiang Kai-shek” and all those students who picked Chen Shui-bian got zero on this item. Teachers and educators are complaining that such questions are controversial (that is, one and only one answer is right and the others are wrong for scoring purposes). While this teacher was merely using a commercially available examination, he/she should have exercised professional judgment to avoid using such questions.
What about the adults? According to the Apple Daily automated telephone poll of 208 respondents (note: small sample and unreliable methodology), the question “During the democratization of Taiwan, which president can be said to have made no contribution?”
- 68% Chen Shuibian
- 21% Chiang Kai-shek
- 7% Lee Teng-hui
- 2% Chiang Ching-kuo[/quote]
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