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[Herald Interview] ‘Korean education needs soul-searching’

South Korea should embark on some soul-searching into its education system and find ways to address some of its problems instead of just praising its own accomplishments, said the head of an internati...

Updated : 2015.05.25 19:53

[Herald Interview] ‘Education backbone of long-term development’

Often when countries strive for economic prosperity, investments in infrastructure, finance and technology spearhead their agenda. While those sectors are important, Amina J. Mohammed, the special adv...

Updated : 2015.05.25 19:52

‘Education should make children happier’

Kailash Satyarthi, cowinner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, urged South Korea to direct its education toward making children happier and cultivating openness to the world and devotion to the community....

Updated : 2015.05.21 19:36

Education forum calls for equal opportunities

The World Education Forum 2015, held in South Korea’s western port city of Incheon, closed Thursday with a message of equal education opportunities for learners of all ages.Some 1,500 participants from 167 countries, including ministers and vice ministers of education of 111 nations, held...

Updated : 2015.05.21 19:16

Ex-P.M., governor to be indicted without detention

Former Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo and South Gyeongsang Province Gov. Hong Joon-pyo are to be indicted without detention on charges of violating the Political Fund Act, prosecutors said Thursday, a decision that the opposition bloc viewed as “too lenient.” The Seoul Central District Prose...

Updated : 2015.05.21 19:16

‘CSR the new norm for business’

In the increasingly globalizing market, companies will have to align their business with long-term public interests and sustainable initiatives to survive, the executive director of United Nations Glo...

Updated : 2015.05.21 19:15

[Herald Interview] S. Sudan to benchmark Korean education

Less than five years since its independence, the fledgling state of South Sudan is looking to use education as the driving force on route to becoming a developed country, the country’s top official i...

Updated : 2015.05.21 18:59

World leaders vow to raise education quality, opportunities

Global educational leaders pledged Thursday to raise the quality of education and encourage life-long learning the world over as the world's largest education forum closed.  More than 1,500 educators, policymakers and heads of international organizations  gathered here for the World Edu...

Updated : 2015.05.21 18:18

Korea attributes success to education

South Korea on Wednesday advocated its education model and its contribution to the country’s economic success in the past decades at the World Education Forum in Songdo, Incheon. The WEF 2015, bringing together some 1,500 education officials from across the world, evaluated the U.N.-led “...

Updated : 2015.05.20 19:03

Korea underscores education’s role in national development

South Korea promoted its education prowess at the World Education Forum 2015 on Tuesday, gathering education-related experts and officials from over 100 countries, hosted at the westernmost city of Incheon.The forum, organized by the Korean Education Ministry and U.N. agencies, brought tog...

Updated : 2015.05.19 19:17

Park vows efforts to narrow global education gap

President Park Geun-hye pledged Tuesday that South Korea will join global efforts to ensure that every child in the world receives education.  "'The Miracle of the Han River,' which describes South Korea's growth out of poverty was the result of education," she said at the opening ceremo...

Updated : 2015.05.19 17:30

Global forum eyes new educational goals

The World Education Forum 2015 is set to commence on Tuesday in South Korea’s gateway city of Incheon, bringing together education officials from member states of the United Nations Educational, Scie...

Updated : 2015.05.18 18:55

S. Korea should offer education expertise to poor nations: Julia Gillard

South Korea should share its educational know-how that has catapulted it from poverty to wealth in just decades, the head of an international group rooting for universal access to education said Monday.  "It's impossible to imagine (South Korea) could have built this economy without a hi...

Updated : 2015.05.18 13:22

Seoul school stripped of elite status

Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education confirmed Thursday its decision to strip an elite school of its status, after it did not meet the required standards of the public office’s evaluation and repeatedly failed to show up for hearings.The SMOE said it will proceed with the process of can...

Updated : 2015.05.07 20:49

Seoul to host global education forum

The Education Ministry on Thursday unveiled plans for the World Education Forum 2015, a gathering of education authorities, experts and high ranking personnel from education-related international organizations.At the event slated for May 19-22, some 1,500 participants from 154 member state...

Updated : 2015.05.07 20:49