The term education, which could be recognized as one of the most important foundation, makes great progress to the establishment and development of a country. Since 1980, the spirit of education has been focused on both making progress and promoting the quality of education. However, the reform of education in Taiwan had been executed nowadays in 21st century which indicates that the system of education and school are having unprecedented changes no matter in the structure, operation or the interaction between them. So, founding ‘The Organization Operation and Function of Advisory Committee for Education’ is aiming at establishing the independence of the educational administration organization to avoid being affected by political parties or a party transition in the government. Therefore, ‘The Organization Operation and Function of Advisory Committee for Education in Taipei City’ was founded on 10th of January in 1995, and the methods of founding the organization was also concluded eventually on 5th of February in 2002. Consequently, the purpose of this study are analyzing the actual condition of the organization now, studying the function and operation of the organization, discovering the problems which the organization has faced so far, and analyzing the differences from both the members within and without the educational background towards the organization’s operation and function. Finally, refer to the results of the study and state some beneficial and practical suggestions out to the organization as references for further operation.
The data analysis relied on the half open-ended interview, which based on the qualitative research methodology, designed by the researcher with a well-organized outline towards the research of the operation and function of the organization. The outline of interview was mainly focused on the three parts of the organization, the structure, the operation and function. The nine respondents had served as committee members in the organization before, and they were divided into two different groups based on whether they were majoring in education. According to the results of the investigation, it seemed to point out the following statements. First of all, the committee members of the organization now are still reliable. Second, the method and process of election of the committee members are still clear and complete. Third, the committee members were clearly required that they could only seek re-election for only one time and could only be elected from each unique section. Fourth, although there are four functions of the organization now which are auditing, consulting, negotiating and evaluating, only the function of consulting is still working. Fifth, the organization lacks for the appointed staffs, places and fund. Sixth, the attendance of the committee members of the organization needs to be lifted. Seventh, the information of the organization is not open enough to public. Eighth, the system of organization can be recognized as a chief one or committee member one, and it depends on the different functions of the organization. Ninth, the nine respondents didn’t differ with each other on this study because off their backgrounds.
Regarding the results of this study, here are some suggestions for the education administration and the organization. For the education administration, the organization should have its own assigned staffs, places and fund for promoting its affairs. Moreover, the education administration should set a platform on the official website for citizens to negotiate and communicate in order to make the operation of the organization more clear. For the organization, the role of the organization should be clarified to make the functions work. Deeply, it is also worthwhile to suggest that the organization should be run under the system of committee member to avoid being influenced by politics. The final suggestion is that the ways of electing staffs and committee members should be more detailed for convenience of the reflection from citizens.