The editing of school history is a significant event of a school. A school’s history contains its past event, and represents the school’s uniqueness, vitality and value. Moreover, it serves as references and models for other schools as well as it’s future students. In Taiwan, research about school history often falls in certain schools or the specific analysis of the school history department. Nevertheless, no current research studies has focused on the editing, information gathering, and writing models of school history as a publication. Such phenomanon results in the inconsistancy and chaos of school history editing, and the publication of school history consequently becomes nothing more than a private publication of the school principal or a publication that narrates the school deeds. Current writhing of school history fails as a credible academic reference and fails to correctly record the process and development of educaiton. As a result, current study tries to induce a standard of a school history model from universities in Taiwan to serve as a reference for the school history editors. The researcher further call on the importance of school history editing and preservance, hope to correctly record the development of education in Taiwan.
The main purpose of this study is to analyze the editing of school history as well as the value behind it. The researcher will explore the editing styles and features of school history of universities in Taiwan from 1959~2009. The current study aims at: first, to understand the current school history editing of the chosen 24 universities in Taiwan. Second, to understand the editing styles, contents and sources of information of universities in Taiwan of the past 50 years. Third, to propose methods of school history editing as well as the possible obstacles school history editors might encounter. Finally, through comparison and analysis, the current study aims to understand the similarity and differences of the school history of the chosen universities, and further prospose concrete suggestions for related agencies.
Through analyzing the school history of the chosen 24 universities in Taiwan, the current study proposes frequently encounterd obsticles and blindsides when editing school history. Moreover, the diverse literature and archive of school history require the rearrangement of the crew of school history editing. As a result, the current study also provide analysis on the requirements of a school history editors. Finally, the resercher probes into the writing and editing principals of school history and further provides an ideal presentation of school history.