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IVECA promotes cross-cultural education

Recognizing education as a powerful tool to achieve international prosperity, 21st century learning should address the linkages between education and its contributions on the global level, an expert said at a forum in Seoul last week. “As the world is closely connected due to technologic...

Updated : 2016.02.01 18:17

Chadwick to host meeting of overseas schools

Chadwick International will host the Korea Council of Overseas Schools on March 11, officials said Monday. The KORCOS is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization of educators from overseas currently located in Korea. This year’s conference, under the theme “Start with Why,” will bring to...

Updated : 2016.02.01 18:15

Yonsei’s new chief takes office

Yonsei University’s newly-elected president Kim Yong-hak took office on Monday at an inauguration ceremony held in the school’s Seoul campus. Kim, 63, has worked as a sociology professor at the univ...

Updated : 2016.02.01 16:06

Education issues set for bumpy year in 2016

The year 2016 is expected to be a boisterous one in the education sector, especially as government policies continue to fuel political and ideological debates about issues including free child care, ...

Updated : 2016.02.01 15:49

Appeals court upholds stripping teachers’ union of legal status

The Seoul High Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of the government’s decision to strip the Korea Teachers and Education Workers’ Union of its legal status, dealing it yet another blow in its two-year ...

Updated : 2016.01.21 15:48

Authorities play chicken over ‘child care crisis’

Even as payday for kindergarten teachers across the country looms, the impasse between government and regional education authorities over financing the country’s free child care “Nuri” program pers...

Updated : 2016.01.20 15:45

The rooms where time refuses to pass

ANSAN, Gyeonggi Province – Lockers have not been emptied, boards not erased, class timetables not updated and the calendar not flipped since that fateful day of April 16, 2014. This photo shows one o...

Updated : 2016.01.18 17:50

[Weekender] ‘Elite education vital to help students reach their full potential’

The debate over gifted education in Korea is generally played out between two sides: Opponents argue the special education program is tailored for the select few and undermines the principle of equal ...

Updated : 2016.01.08 18:17

Education chiefs propose child care standoff talks

Heads of six education offices across the country accused the government Wednesday of unfairly forcing local education offices to shoulder the costs for its free child care Nuri program, and suggested an open dialogue to resolve the “crisis.”Education chiefs of Seoul, Incheon, Gwangju, G...

Updated : 2016.01.06 18:36

Student councils, scholars denounce sex slave deal

A local scholars’ group on Monday called for the immediate annulment of last week’s agreement between South Korea and Japan on wartime sex slavery, saying it is working with 380 intellectuals and activists across the world to establish a society solely dedicated to the “comfort women” ...

Updated : 2016.01.04 18:59

Child care crisis looms as funding standoff persists

The Education Ministry stepped up its offensive against local education superintendents this week, with the government and regional offices locking horns over who is responsible for funding the “Nuri...

Updated : 2016.01.04 18:59

[BEST BRAND] Korea International School committed to 21st century learning

Korea International School committed to 21st century learningKorea International School focuses on applied learning, where students can apply the knowledge they learn to help creativity, problem solvi...

Updated : 2016.01.04 09:00

English Village classes beef up public education

With only about 80 million native Korean speakers worldwide, South Korea’s current potential to interact globally is limited. It’s no surprise then that the nation has taken an active interest in pr...

Updated : 2015.12.23 16:44

Textbook row taken to Constitutional Court

South Korean civic groups on Tuesday filed an appeal to the Constitutional Court against the government for “infringing upon the impartiality of education” by taking over the publication rights for ...

Updated : 2015.12.22 19:01

Multiple choice testing can ‘smother creativity’

On Nov. 12, over 600,000 Korean students took the college entrance exam, known here as the “Suneung” and widely referred to as “the most important test of their lives.” But Lee Won-key, the vice p...

Updated : 2015.12.21 18:42